Diet doesn't matter when...
Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:32 PM
Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:35 PM
LOL, you are right in a sense. Getting enough sleep is important in helping to reduce insulin resistance induced acne, as well as allowing your body to naturally detoxify, heal, and rest. I went several days with very little sleep and my skin was dehydrated! My face didn't have that glow and my hands were dry. So there's definately something to be said for getting sleep.
Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:54 PM
Posted 27 April 2005 - 06:26 PM
This is why news anchors go to bed at 8 or 9 pm ;-) Less than 7 hours sleep is not good for the body. Of course I've read that teenagers need 9 - 10 hours. Personally my body prefers 7 - 8 hrs min. If I get less than this, I pay for it later. I dont' know if it contributes to breakouts, but it does mess with my mood, ability to think, energy, and eventually messes with how healthy my skin tone looks.
Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:13 PM
I now try to always get 8 hours a day and my skin seems better for it. Whether this is causal or just correlative, I don't know. Additionally, I've heard that keeping a regular sleeping schedule, ie sleeping at night, is good for your skin and sleeping during the day isn't as rejuvenating.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 08:49 AM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 02:09 PM
Sleeping during the day, if you mean napping, probably isn't as good because the body doesn't get enough of the deep stage 4 sleep it needs to produce growth hormone for growth and repair. But that's just my conjecture.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:20 PM
I usually get 5-7 hours of sleep during weekdays and 8-10 on weekends. But its hard, like most of you have said, to get enough sleep when there are so many other things to do.
I didnt know there is a correlation between sleep and insulin resistance. How does that work Sweetjade?