The Benefits of Beauty Sleep and The Murad Night Fix
We have all said it, I need my beauty sleep. Introducing Murad Night Fix.
It really is not a myth though; getting enough sleep has a wealth of benefits. Do you really get the right amount of sleep?
In today’s time poor society, we feel we can survive on 5 or 6 hours sleep and still function to the best of our abilities. But over time this causes burn out and we feel lethargic and cannot concentrate.
An extra cup of magic beans is needed to keep awake and then you can’t sleep because you drank too much coffee and so the cycle continues. This changes your circadian rhythm, a 24-hour internal clock that is running in the background of your brain and cycles between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals.
It’s also known as your sleep/wake cycle.
Lots of things affect our sleep patterns, stress, alcohol, eating before bedtime and of course, the dreaded mobile phone. You just needed to check Instagram one more time and then click another link and guess what, you just wasted another hour that you could have been sleeping.
If you are reading this blog in bed at night, then you are guilty!
A well rested sleep is essential to waking up full of energy and motivation.
When you sleep well, lots of amazing things happen. Your body starts it’s rebuilding process.
Your brain starts to work harder than when you are awake, processing and sorting out all of the information from the day.
While you’re sleeping, your immune system releases small proteins called cytokines.
If you’re sick or injured, these cytokines help your body fight inflammation, infection and trauma.
Blood circulation drops as blood is sent to your muscles to re-enegise while prolactin is released to aid recovery of joints.
Extra oxygen is then sent to your muscles to break down lactic acid. It really is mind blowing how the body works – And we take it for granted.
We are told we need between 7 and 8 hours sleep to really get the most benefits. You spent a small fortune on the gorgeous bed and that comfortable mattress, not forgetting those Egyptian cotton sheets that you love – Why not enjoy them to the fullest.
Are you getting enough sleep?
So that’s what happens to your body when you sleep. If you are not getting enough of it, your body cannot repair properly, this also means it will not be able to repair your skin properly either.
When we begin to sleep, the stress hormone, cortisol, decreases and the sleep hormone, melatonin, goes up. Our body and skin begin repair mode and the opportunity to recover from any daytime damage.
New skin cells grow while you sleep and this is when you can take advantage of the process by cleansing your skin before bed. By choosing products that will optimise this recovery period, you wake up with healthier skin.
Fed up with dark circles and dry skin? The effects of not getting enough sleep.
Murad Night Fix Enzyme Treatment, uses an anti-ageing peptide, which is in sync with the body’s circadian rhythm, to support natural repair for renewed skin vibrancy. It contains three encapsulated enzymes that provide potent antioxidant protection and detoxification to reduce visible signs of premature ageing.
While your skin loses water fast at night, the ingredients in the Night Fix Enzyme Treatment helps your skin hold more water and prevents overnight skin dehydration.
“Beauty sleep is not a myth, it’s a fact,”
Dr Howard Murad, founder of Murad skincare “Our body gets set to rest when the sun goes down, but our time-compressed schedules don’t align. Sleep is the first thing we sacrifice from our schedule as daytime responsibilities stretch well into the night and shows upon waking as dark under-eye circles, dullness, deep-set wrinkles and dehydration.”
“I created Night Fix Enzyme Treatment to encourage overnight skin repair through ingredients inspired by the science of sleep. Night Fix Enzyme Treatment is skincare that doubles as self-care, and is an essential part of a nightly routine that can help you rest better to rise and glow.”