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How does sleeping affect your skin?

How does sleeping affect your skin?

Varies: If you sleep well and long enough (8 hrs) to attain deep sleep, your body has the opportunity to recouperate and release all the good hormones we depend on.Also. Your muscles will relax and rest.The skin is not stretched or contorted, as it is when you are awake.These things contribute to overall health and also affect your muscle tone. All of which can result in a fresher, toned, healthy appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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What should I do to have like perfect skin? I didn't get enough sleep and drank soda lately. Can this be a problem?

What should I do to have like perfect skin? I didn't get enough sleep and drank soda lately. Can this be a problem?

Could be...: Lack of sleep and a poor diet often can contribute to multiple issues, including less healthy, attractive skin. Be sure to be drinking adequate water, eat healthy foods and get adequate rest. Be sure to cleanse your face prior to going to bed to remove the days impurities; this is important to the health of your complexion. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours of sleep is required for better skin?

Can you let me know how many hours of sleep is required for better skin?

Enough to feel good: Unfortunately better skin depends on many things, the most important of which is your genetics, which you can't control. Another very significant factor is smoking. And less sun exposure is also helpful. Staying hydrated (with water, not soda) helps too. Regarding sleep, most people need 7-8 hours of sleep at night to be refreshed. Skin refreshment naturally follows mental refreshment. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like bugs is crawling on me while im trying to go to sleep but when i look at my skin there's nothing there?

Why do I feel like bugs is crawling on me while im trying to go to sleep but when i look at my skin there's nothing there?

Caused by: This is because your immune and nervous sysystems are releasing chemicals that cause this. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been rocking back and forth to sleep since I was 3. I have also developed a bad habit of skin picking and hair pulling. Are these all related?

They may be: because they can all be compulsive behaviors. Encourage you to talk to your parents about this. They can arrange to have you evaluated by your family physician/ pediatrician. Further specialty evaluation may be needed. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping, can't get comfortable, crawling out of my skin feeling!?

I'm having trouble sleeping, can't get comfortable, crawling out of my skin feeling!?

Sleep : Sleep trouble can be a sign of medical and even emotional problems. So once you have checked your sleep hygiene like when you sleep, noise, mattress, etc. It may be time to check in with a doc and make sure there are no medical or emotional problems that also disturb sleep. ...Read more

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Chronic dry skin itches at night. But/other itch medicine dries skin more but can't sleep otherwise. Creams not helping much if any. What should I do?

Chronic dry skin itches at night. But/other itch medicine dries skin more but can't sleep otherwise. Creams not helping much if any. What should I do?

See a dermatologist: or your doctor to start with, meanwhile take care of your skin: bathe with cream soap at night before going to bed, apply moisturizing cream right after bathing while skin is still damp, cut your finger nails short, stay well hydrated, best wishes ...Read more