BLOG OCT '21 Is beauty sleep a myth or a truth?

A good night's sleep is essential for good health. We all know it, however, there are others who question whether beauty sleep is a myth or not. We can assure you that it is a reality that beauty sleep is recommended for a reason. Although the Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale, the beauty sleep is far from imagined. So happy news for all of us sleeping beauties! Discover the magic of sleep with our Waer Waters recommendations.

Sleep is good for your skin.

You're completely mistaken if you believe that your skin gets a well-deserved night's rest. Your body is working overtime at night to absorb everything you've been exposed to throughout the day. Consider the effects of stress, UV radiation, and pollution. These hazardous elements disappear at night, and your body no longer has to protect itself. Your skin, like your body, needs time to heal.

Collagen is without a doubt the key to tight, healthy skin. And, fortunately for us, we all have this structural protein in our bodies, which is necessary for skin firmness and elasticity. Collagen synthesis and cell regeneration are 8 times quicker at night than they are during the day. Free radicals are better disposed of and damage from external stimuli (see above) is minimized or healed when you get a good night's sleep.

As a result, getting enough sleep will make you seem much more beautiful the next day. Bye-bye, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Hello, glowing skin! Furthermore, your energy levels are increased, and you are in a better mood.

Waer Waters offers five beauty sleep recommendations.

  1. Quality trumps quantity when it comes to sleep. This adage also applies to your sleeping habits. So it's not only about how much sleep you get, but also how good it is. Before you go to sleep, it is critical that you mentally and physically rest. You face the danger of waking up frequently at night if you don't. Do you have trouble with this on a regular basis? Breathing exercises may be a lifeline for you. Inhale deeply through your nose and exhale deeply through your mouth. The slower you breathe, the more relaxed you will be. Planning a wellness visit after work is also highly recommended. For a while, there will be no distractions, and your complete attention will be on you. You'll find that you'll fall asleep more quickly and sleep like a baby! Also, after 18h, the discounted evening fee applies. You can kill two birds with one stone! 

  2. Establish a routine: a night's sleep that is disrupted is detrimental to your sleep quality and rhythm. Set an alarm for a regular time and go to bed at a regular hour. Sleeping on the floor uses up considerably less energy than you would believe. Later in the day, you can always take a power sleep.

  3. Turn off all lights to create a peaceful and gloomy sleeping atmosphere. Light, after all, awakens and alerts you. Did you know that fragrance is also calming and can help you sleep better? Apply a few drops of lavender oil to your linens or pillows for a relaxing effect. After that, select a satin pillowcase. Furthermore, a neat bedroom equates to a tidy mind and, as a result, better mental serenity.

  4. Ban screens: avoid screens at least 1 hour before bedtime and instead read a book or listen to music. The light from television, computers, or your beloved smartphone stops melatonin production. In fact, this substance causes you to slowly become tired. Looking for a screen-free world? 1 address: Waer Waters. 

  5. Have a beauty routine: clean your face, even if you don't use makeup, because it's necessary to do so before going to bed. This will eliminate any waste, germs, and grease from your skin overnight, allowing it to become clean again. Make a loose knot on your hair. It'll be less prone to get greasy and twisted this way. After that, apply a lip balm and a moisturizing night lotion to your skin for beautifully smooth skin. Your body will learn your sleep pattern and you will have an easier time falling asleep.

It's time for a sleep! There's no better location to do it than the Waer Waters restrooms or the brand new four-star hotel. What do you think about stretching out with a view of the Brussels skyline while relaxing with a panoramic view of the wellness area, nodding off in front of the fireplace, resting beneath the stars, getting swept away by the warmth of a waterbed? It's all up to you. You'll quickly find yourself in Dreamland, surrounded by silence, nature's rustling sounds, and water. All we can do now is wish you a wonderful night's sleep: Sweet dreams!

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