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Sleep to be Sexy

Waking up from a blissful, restorative sleep from a cozy bed of pillows is heaven. Unfortunately many people don't experience such a good night's sleep too often. While you sleep your body repairs itself from all the environmental toxins from daily life. Your cells get rejuvenated and your hormones come into balance. Your skin tissues heal, renew and repair the daily damage caused by UV light.

Getting a good nights sleep is the best way to be sexy. You can also stay slim while you sleep. Researchers have claimed that women who slept 5 hours or less per night, weighed more than women who slept 7 hours per night. You've all heard of sleeping beauty. Sleeping is the cheapest way to regain your beauty, sexiness, lose weight, gain concentration and be more productive during the day. Here are some ways to avoid insomnia, tossing and turning and give you a restful sleep that you deserve to revive your youthful essence and keep you sexy.

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It is beneficial to give yourself an hour right before bed to wind down and transition into a more relaxing mode. Especially with today's fast and complicated lifestyle. During this hour you can take a hot bath, which lowers your body's temperature. Your temperature goes up while you're soaking in the tub, but it goes down as a response to the the heat. Spraying lavender on your pillows and pulse points can help calm your exhausted mind and relax you before bed.

You can listen to a guided imagery CD. Turn off the lights, snuggle in bed, and follow the imagery to sleep. Listening to imagery will shut down the adrenalin that keeps you to aroused to sleep. It tells your nervous system that it's time to relax, and relaxes your hormones to give you a restful sleep.

Having sex before bed is one of the most sleep inducing agents around. Sex releases endorphins in your body and makes you feel better about yourself. Giving/receiving a massage is also a great way to relax your body before sleeping.

A good night's sleep starts the moment you wake up. As you open your eyes, sunlight shocks down the optic nerve and into your brains biological clock. There it stimulates the production of hormones that regulate growth, reproduction, eating, sleeping, thinking and your memory. If you wake up at different times every day, your brain's biological clock is out of sync. You'll start to feel tired during the day and groggy. When you wake up at the same time every morning, you're synchronizing your body's biological clock, so that it has a clear direction of when you're supposed to wake up and go to sleep.

Resist using your computer before bedtime. Every notice when you just want to check your email, you end up staying online for another hour or so? Researchers have found that the bright light from the screen resets your whole wake/sleep cycle. This can postpone the onset of your sleepiness by three hours.

Drinking lots of water throughout the day is beneficial to regulate your hormones. Avoid anything with caffeine within 6-10 hours of bedtime. Caffeine disturbs your sleep. it blocks the effects of adenosine, which is a chemical produced by your brain that induces sleep. One cup of coffee will awaken your senses, which reduces the quality and depth of your sleep. Think twice about drinking alcohol after dinner time or before bed. Sipping on an alcoholic beverage makes you sleep lighter and disturbs your restorative sleep quality, which makes you more sensitive to waking up to any noises.

Eating foods with carbohydrates about 4 hours before sleeping can make you fall asleep much faster. Having a bowl of rice is the best solution to insomnia. Other foods high in carbohydrates include: Cereals, milk, potatoes, spaghetti, honey, and jam.

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