Sleep can get you going in more ways than one.
According to WebMD, “a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that women who slept better also had more sexual desire.”
Your skincare products may be more effective.
Since blood flow to the skin increases at night, any creams or lotions you use will be absorbed more quickly. Plus, if you use an over-the-counter retinol, it will be more effective if it’s not exposed to sunlight.
It lowers your stress levels.
Sleeping more helps you manage stress, and if you’ve got a stress-induced condition like acne or eczema, shuteye can be super beneficial.
Kidney function slows down while you’re sleeping.
That’s why you (hopefully) don’t have to get up and pee a million times a night.
Your skin’s oil production slows down.
Sebum (aka oil) excretion is at its lowest while you sleep, so slather on the moisturizer to make up for the water loss.
The fact is, sleep is super important. When you’re getting in eight hours a night, you’re helping your body stay in the best possible condition, inside and out. The next time you find yourself staring at your phone at 3 a.m., give yourself a break and get some shuteye.