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Sleep and acne

Sleep and acne  

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  1. 1. when do you go to bed?

    • very late (after midnight)
      14
    • late (around midnight)
      9
    • early (10-12 pm)
      12
    • very early (before 10 pm)
      0


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i don't really have a set sleep schedual. sometimes i go to bed very late, and sometimes pretty early i did noticce that when i had a late night my acne would seem worse (pimples were more inflamed), but then the next day (after i slept) it was back to normal. now that i'm on accutane sleep seems to have no effect at all on my skin.

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More sleep I get = less chance of a breakout, and faster my skin heals. Plain and simple.

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For me, its "very late" My problem is a get home from work late usually after 9. I then have dinner (which I sometimes will have to cook). That means I haven't finished eating until about 10. I then need at least a couple of hours to wind down - midnight.

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I got really bad breakouts when I was in high school. I used to sleep about 4-5 hours a day. Now, I get about 8-9 hours of sleep, and I am 97% clear. I think it's mostly because i'm getting more sleep, but my clear skin could also be attributed to a decrease in stress levels. Senior year can be really stressful, at least it was in my case :( Hopefully i'll stay clear through college :pray:

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I usually try to go to bed around 11 PM, but sometimes I'll get to bed later. Habitual nocturinality. When I do sleep, I normally get between 8-12 hours of sleep. I need at least 9 to function properly, but if I get more than 11, I become too groggy. Sleep is important, of course, but I also think it doesn't matter if you sleep more or less, sometimes you're just prone to breakouts. Ergo, but sleep is really important, might I say.

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I am not sure if it is related to the lenght of your sleep, but rather the lenght of the day. Try to go to bed earlier and you can get up with the rising sun, that would be the ideal.

I think acne has to do something with disrupted circannual rhythmicity, other words our biological clock is "hard wired" into summer mode, because of artificially prolonged days [our seasonal rhythm is mostly set by the lenght of the daylight, in lesser extent the ambient temperature and food intake].

Sex hormones regulate seasonal breeding which is usually induced by the lengthening of the days in spring, early summer.

We live in an artificially created environment, which is more like a long-long summer. We are not prepared for this guys!

I think none of our "top biomedical scientists" read Poultry Scince on medline :)

Photostimulation in the "egg factory" is well known.

Poult Sci. 2005 Sep;84(9):1470-6. Related Articles, Links

Spontaneous recovery of photosensitivity by turkey breeder hens given prolonged exposure to long day lengths.

Siopes TD.

Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695-7608, USA. [email protected]

Three experiments were done to examine spontaneous photosensitivity (SP) and the associated renewal of egg production in Large White turkey breeder hens. In experiment 1, hens were photostimulated with 16 h of light:8 h of dark in December for 54 wk. In experiment 2, SP was examined in a different season than experiment 1. One group of hens was recycled and then photostimulated with 16 h of light:8 h of dark for 23wk. Another group of hens was not recycled and received 16 h of light:8 h of dark throughout the experiment. Egg production was used to assess SP in both experiments 1 and 2. Experiment 3 was designed to produce SP and renewed egg production during prolonged exposure (64 wk) to constant, long day lengths and to evaluate circulating thyroid hormones immediately prior to the renewal of egg production. Egg production was recorded daily to assess SP, and blood samples were taken weekly for radioimmunoassay for thyroid hormones. In both experiments 1 and 2, there was SP and renewed egg production, and this occurred in the fall season. Egg production increased gradually from less than 5% to a peak of 67% (experiment 1) and 38% (experiment 2) in November. In experiment 3, SP occurred in the fall, and egg production increased gradually and was similar to control hens from 8 wk of lay to the end of the experiment. Both groups also had similar declines in egg production following a decrease in photoperiod at wk 24 of the experiment. In the 8-wk period preceding the onset of laying, there were no significant differences between control and SP hens in plasma thyroid hormone levels. In both groups, there was a significant time effect for plasma triiodothyronine, expressed as a parabolic pattern of change. It was concluded that for turkey hens maintained in prolonged and constant long day lengths that SP and renewal of egg production occurs in the fall season. This response was independent of season of photostimulation, did not alter photoresponsiveness to shorten day lengths, and was preceded by a parabolic increase in plasma triiodothyronine.

So my advice is this:

1. try to go to bed early (before 10pm), get up with the sun

2. after 6pm (or after sunset) use dim light - red light is preferable late night

3. avoid hot baths

4. be careful with your diet (avoid sugar, alcohol and coffee at least)

I couldn't agree with you more. I keep trying to tell people they need to sleep earlier, and wake up with the sun. I think a large part of the problem is with the winter days and nights vs. the summer days and nights though. In the winter it gets dark around 6 pm or so where I live. People don't account for this and still go to bed at midnight. The nights of summer come at a later time, and its easier to get away with. Our artificially prolonged days are killing people's health. It's funny, the only species you really see develop cancers are humans and our domesticated pets :think: I've adjusted my sleep routine to that of the sun and I've noticed nothing but better health.

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I am not sure if it is related to the lenght of your sleep, but rather the lenght of the day. Try to go to bed earlier and you can get up with the rising sun, that would be the ideal.

I think acne has to do something with disrupted circannual rhythmicity, other words our biological clock is "hard wired" into summer mode, because of artificially prolonged days [our seasonal rhythm is mostly set by the lenght of the daylight, in lesser extent the ambient temperature and food intake].

Sex hormones regulate seasonal breeding which is usually induced by the lengthening of the days in spring, early summer.

We live in an artificially created environment, which is more like a long-long summer. We are not prepared for this guys!

I think none of our "top biomedical scientists" read Poultry Scince on medline :)

Photostimulation in the "egg factory" is well known.

Poult Sci. 2005 Sep;84(9):1470-6. Related Articles, Links

Spontaneous recovery of photosensitivity by turkey breeder hens given prolonged exposure to long day lengths.

Siopes TD.

Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695-7608, USA. [email protected]

Three experiments were done to examine spontaneous photosensitivity (SP) and the associated renewal of egg production in Large White turkey breeder hens. In experiment 1, hens were photostimulated with 16 h of light:8 h of dark in December for 54 wk. In experiment 2, SP was examined in a different season than experiment 1. One group of hens was recycled and then photostimulated with 16 h of light:8 h of dark for 23wk. Another group of hens was not recycled and received 16 h of light:8 h of dark throughout the experiment. Egg production was used to assess SP in both experiments 1 and 2. Experiment 3 was designed to produce SP and renewed egg production during prolonged exposure (64 wk) to constant, long day lengths and to evaluate circulating thyroid hormones immediately prior to the renewal of egg production. Egg production was recorded daily to assess SP, and blood samples were taken weekly for radioimmunoassay for thyroid hormones. In both experiments 1 and 2, there was SP and renewed egg production, and this occurred in the fall season. Egg production increased gradually from less than 5% to a peak of 67% (experiment 1) and 38% (experiment 2) in November. In experiment 3, SP occurred in the fall, and egg production increased gradually and was similar to control hens from 8 wk of lay to the end of the experiment. Both groups also had similar declines in egg production following a decrease in photoperiod at wk 24 of the experiment. In the 8-wk period preceding the onset of laying, there were no significant differences between control and SP hens in plasma thyroid hormone levels. In both groups, there was a significant time effect for plasma triiodothyronine, expressed as a parabolic pattern of change. It was concluded that for turkey hens maintained in prolonged and constant long day lengths that SP and renewal of egg production occurs in the fall season. This response was independent of season of photostimulation, did not alter photoresponsiveness to shorten day lengths, and was preceded by a parabolic increase in plasma triiodothyronine.

So my advice is this:

1. try to go to bed early (before 10pm), get up with the sun

2. after 6pm (or after sunset) use dim light - red light is preferable late night

3. avoid hot baths

4. be careful with your diet (avoid sugar, alcohol and coffee at least)

I couldn't agree with you more. I keep trying to tell people they need to sleep earlier, and wake up with the sun. I think a large part of the problem is with the winter days and nights vs. the summer days and nights though. In the winter it gets dark around 6 pm or so where I live. People don't account for this and still go to bed at midnight. The nights of summer come at a later time, and its easier to get away with. Our artificially prolonged days are killing people's health. It's funny, the only species you really see develop cancers are humans and our domesticated pets :think: I've adjusted my sleep routine to that of the sun and I've noticed nothing but better health.

It doesn't matter. This is not practical for modern life. If you adhere to such a strict schedule, your social life will suffer. Frankly, having healthy social interaction would be more beneficial. I'm not making assumptions but observations here. You will be forced to remain awake after nightfall for something at some point.

My schedule is roughly 6am-9am till 10pm-3am. I'm a restless student, programmer, and generally active person. It's totally unreasonable for me to go to sleep by nightfall (which is 5pm around here).

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My sleep patterns are awful. So I think i'll change it now. Usually I don't have to be up before 8 so I'll go to bed between 11 and 12 and wake up at 8ish and this should help me get healthier. Also does any one know how to get rid of bags under the eyes ?

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The time when my skin was doing the best in the past year was when I was regularly sleeping from 11 pm - 6 am. Then I developed a severe insomnia problem and my skin definitely got worse. Now I have a messed up sleep schedule of 4 am - 12 pm. It definitely isn't helping the skin!

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When i'm mildly stressed, i will get clogged pores if i sleep past 12 am. If i'm extremely stressed, i'll get zits if i go to bed past 12 am. I noticed this a few months back when i was preparing for my wedding. Oddly, now that i don't feel stressed, i sleep past midnight and hvnt been getting zits or clogged pores.

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sometimes I get 6 hrs of sleep and feel great. I think if you toss/turn and get crappy sleep time it shows on your face.

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