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Stopping the Aging Process With a Good Night's Sleep

Sep 6, 2007
You wake up in the middle of the night for what seems like the one hundredth time, head to the bathroom, splash some water on your face, and there they are. For the first time, you notice those dark circles underneath your eyes, and right above them are the complementary eye bags. Feeling like a zombie, you head to the fridge, itching for that snack, bones aching, mind racing. It has finally hit you that you are having trouble sleeping, and it is taking its toll on every part of your poor body.

Over time, bouts of insomnia can take a definite toll on the body. Many times, not getting a good night of sleep for several nights in a row can almost have the same impact on the skin and body as smoking. That is to say, it is an unhealthy behavior that needs immediate attention in order to fall asleep faster, and help the body feel renewed and refreshed.

The ideal amount of sleep that adults, particularly of the Baby Boomers era, should be getting is anywhere from seven to nine hours each night. This is not always possible, of course, as life's responsibilities get in the way, but if you are only getting four or five hours and consistently waking during the night, that is a problem.

If you think that having trouble sleeping does not do anything to expedite the aging process, consider all of the medical reports that have come out over the years, and you may just change your mind. The biggest external problem brought about to the body as a result of sleeplessness would be skin problems. Simply put, if your skin is aging, then you definitely look older, as it begins to lose the collagen and elastin that is produced. A normal and healthy sleep cycle can contribute to these fibers in the skin renewing themselves at a much faster rate. When your body is at rest, they have time to reproduce to ensure your skin looks youthful for a much longer amount of time.

But, in addition to how you look, there is the matter of how you feel, which is a direct result of the internal aging. If you are constantly sleepy during the day, run down, and tend to feel achy in many different places, you are certainly experiencing insomnia. What you may not realize, though, is that this could be taking quite a toll on your internal organs and cells. Since they are constantly working hard as long as you are awake, insomnia can greatly throw off the natural process of rejuvenation, and as a result, your entire body will begin to not just look, but really feel, much older.

So there you have it. It is quite important that, when you finally hit the pillow at night, that you stay there for hours without constantly disrupting your sleep patterns. It is a matter of life, and maintaining the quality life, at that. Now, who would have thought that just lying around could have you looking and feeling so much younger?
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Sherry Harris helps people get a good night sleep with aromatic sleeping mist fragrances. If you are in need of rejuvenation go to http://www.ScentToSleep.com Why don't you bookmark the article you are reading right now? You know you will want to find it again soon.
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