October 18, 2011 by The Lupie Chick
Get Enough Beauty Sleep
By Amy Wechsler, MD
Get More Beauty Sleep If you don’t have any early obligations today, sleep in as long as you like. If you have to get up early, take a nap later in the afternoon. The ideal time for a nap is about 8 hours after you get up — that’s when your body temperature naturally takes a little dip (a sleep inducer); it’s part of your normal biological rhythm. So give in, and experience the beauty benefits of a little power nap.
How to Power Nap
Take off your shoes, and get comfy on a reclining chair, couch, or bed.
Close the blinds, or turn away from any direct sunlight.
Set an alarm for 30 minutes. That gives you 10 to fall asleep and 20 for your actual nap.
Avoid napping after 3 p.m. — it can disrupt your nighttime sleep.
The information included on this blog is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.