Sleep & beauty are more connected than we may think. While we sleep, our body, brain, and skin regenerate and rejuvenate; blood flow increases to produce more collagen and growth hormones (hGH) which help reduce wrinkles, firm the skin and improve skin tone. 

Large waves of cerebrospinal fluid flow in and out of the brain, removing harmful waste. Your body produces Cytokines, a type of protein that targets infections and inflammation. As we know inflammation is a silent aging agent which slowly takes the life force from our body cells, creating a big impact on the regeneration and healing process in the bodily tissue.

Restful sleep is a vital part of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle and one of the most effective actions you can take to reset your brain and body health every day. 

You can think of sleep almost like your life support system. An anti-aging routine begins with a proper lifestyle and healthy sleeping habits is necessary.

Here is some advice for good quality sleep and the best collagen regeneration.

1. Regularity

Go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time, no matter if it is the weekend or a weekday. Regularity is critical; it will anchor your sleep and improve the quantity and quality of sleep.

2. Darkness & technology pollution 

We are a dark-deprived society in this modern era, and we need darkness at night-time to release another hormone called Melatonin to help time the healthy onset of our sleep. In the last hour before bed, try to dim down half of the lights in your home and stay away from digital devices in the last 45 minutes. Reverse said steps in the morning. It is critical that we get natural daylight in the first half of the day – so try to sit next to a window or go out for 20 minutes, even on a cloudy day. Mobile phones, tablets, and any alarm clocks with a digital display that emits blue HEV (High Energy Visible) light can suppress melatonin (the hormone that helps you fall asleep) and tricks your brain into thinking it is not time to sleep.