Make sleep a priority this year
Three simple solutions to achieve your sleep resolution for overall good health and beauty from sleep authority Dr. Harvey Karp.
While most people’s New Year’s resolutions tend to be about exercise and weight loss, Happiest Baby has found that many people yearn to become better sleepers. And they can learn from their babies.
Dr. Harvey Karp, sleep authority, best-selling author of Happiest Baby on the Block and the creator of Snoo, a baby bed that can boost sleep by one hour or more, offers these suggestions to achieve your ZZZZZ resolutions – and keep them all year ’round!
It’s not just for babies and it’s got to be the right kind kind of white noise. There are two types of white noise: low and high pitches. High-pitched noises — like beepers, alarms, and sirens — are great for getting a baby’s attention, but lower-pitched noises — like the rumble of a car, train, or plane — are more soothing and can lull you to sleep, says Karp.
Low pitched noises — like the sound of rain on the roof — that you play all night encourages sleep.
Prep yourself for sleep
Cool down your room and get yourself calmed and ready for sleep. Lower the lights, turn off the TV and your phone, sip some tea, or read a few pages in a book or a magazine — whatever relaxes you.
It’s not just for babies. Grown-ups will feel cozy and safe when surrounded by their best blanket or coverlet. It helps you feel secure and safe.
Getting your beauty sleep is real. Remember, your body recovers and repairs itself when you sleep, leading to a long list of benefits for your looks (and your brain). Too little sleep is likely to affect your appearance. Your skin is making collagen while you sleep; puffiness is settling and a good sleep will result in a glowing complexion.