Why do women need more sleep than men? All that leaning in, marching, multi-tasking and keeping trolls at bay come at a higher price for us.
That’s what researchers discovered at Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Center in Leicestershire, England.
Sleep is unquestionably the single natural beauty ingredient we all need more of—but it’s not just a matter of beauty, it’s a matter of good health.
The National Sleep Foundation created Sleep Awareness Week in part to remind us of how vital sleep is to our physical, mental and emotional wellness.
Countless studies outline the crucial need for truly restful sleep, and just as many enumerate the many obstacles that lie in the path to sound, sweet, slumber.
And yet each year, as we spring forward, we start our week with a sleep deficit. But it’s not too late.
Here are a few simple steps to help you get started on the path to hacking better sleep:
Sleep is miraculous in its restorative powers, which definitely makes it worthy of our attention.
Like any beauty or health objective, it’s all about changing our habits—which we know takes some discipline and time.
We’re hoping that by prioritizing these few sleep tips, you’ll find yourself falling across the gap between wakefulness and dreaming with restorative regularity.
San Francisco Balmy Street mural by Frances Valesco, shot by Eu2Be founder Charla Jones.