Sometimes counting sheep doesn’t get the job done, and you need a little help, but what’s the risk of induced beauty sleep?
Everyone does it occasionally–pop this or that, natural or synthetic, to try and lull yourself to the happy place of dream land for a descent night’s sleep. Whether it’s so you can function properly at work the next day, or because you know your skin will look better if you can just achieve the optimal 8 hours slumber, how often do you think about the risk of induced beauty sleep? You may want to consider the following before selecting your sleep drug of choice.
1. Benadryl is one of the oldest allergy medicines on the market, so unless you’re allergic to it, it’s a pretty safe bet to get you sleeping without making you groggy in the am.
2. Melatonin is created by your body at sleep time, and is a great sleep aid, but taking more than 1 milligram of melatonin to help sleep can actually increase depression and not help your slumber.
3. Lavender oil sprinkled on your pillow is an excellent way to lull you to sleep without any risk of induced beauty sleep, and it makes you smell so fancy!
4. If you need your electronics at bed time, make sure you’ve rigged their screens to filter out blue light. Blue light wakes up our brains, confusing our bodies and stopping melatonin production. For iPhone, you may have to jailbreak them to filter out blue light, androids have an app, and there’s a great night time program for computers that eases you into yellow light as bedtime approaches.
What are you sleep remedies? Tell me about it in the comments!
Peace. Love. and Bobby Pins.