The Greatest Cure: Sleep

It’s been said over and over again, yet in our extremely busy world where we often spread ourselves too thin, getting enough sleep is one thing we easily forget to to. You can go to all the beauty spas and facials you want, but they all stand in the shadows of regularly getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep is also cheaper, much cheaper.

A group of Swedish neuroscientists have yet again proven and discovered the secret to beauty health and happiness: it’s eight hours sleep a night. As the Independent reports today, John Axelsson of the department of clinical neuroscience at the Karolinksa Institute Stockholm found: “If you want to look healthy and attractive, it is way better to get a good night’s sleep and a lot cheaper than other beauty treatments.”

But beauty, according to Axelsson, is not just skin deep. Sleep deprivation can have a negative effect on the immune system, raising blood pressure and raising risk for heart disease. His global health prescription is simple:  sleep more, look better, and be healthier. What’s not to love about that. Think about what we could do with all the money that will saved on skin cream.

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