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  Are You Getting Your Beauty Sleep? (Doll Article)

(July 30, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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It can be hard to get enough sleep at night. School starts obscenely early and all the best shows and chats are happening after midnight. What’s a girl supposed to do? Skip out on the action to get a full eight hours of sleep when she can probably get by with only five or six? I know lots of us do it, but we need to stop. Sleep does more than just resting our bodies – it’s actually pretty important.

Sleep Makes You Smarter

When you’re sleeping your brain is not. During sleep your brain is actually working at it’s finest. All the information and learning you’ve done during the day gets processed by your brain while you are sleeping. And it doesn’t happen right when you fall asleep – your brain kicks into overdrive while you are in the deep sleep that happens after a few hours.

Have you ever gone to bed worrying about something or trying to remember a detail, only to have the answer easily almost as soon as you wake up? That is your brain processing and filing things away for you. The better your sleep, the better your brain works.

Your teachers aren’t joking when they say to get a good night’s sleep before a test – it really can make a huge difference in what you know. Oh, and while we’re on the topic, cramming the night before a test is almost worthless. Your brain has to process what you’ve learned and if you don’t sleep after studying, you haven’t stored any of that knowledge away where you can use it.

Sleep Keeps You Healthy

Not only is your brain processing and getting caught up on the day while you sleep, your body is, too. You can think of nights as the time your body does scheduled maintenance. Sleep helps your body heal, keeps your systems working correctly and lets your immune system build back up after the beating it takes each day.

In fact, not getting enough sleep can actually make you sick. If you’re not sleeping, you’re not helping your body protect you from germs. And most importantly for those under eighteen, your body does a lot of its growing while you sleep. So if you’re not sleeping enough, you’re not letting your body do what it needs to do.

Sleep Makes You Pretty

Not that you need to be any prettier, but being fully rested keeps you looking healthy and fresh. What’s more attractive than that? Not getting enough sleep can give you dark circles under your eyes and make you look unhealthy overall. Waking well rested in the morning rather than tired and grumpy from a lack of sleep can make worlds of difference in your self confidence and overall state of attractiveness.

Sleep Makes You Sane

There have been studies done that claim people who don’t get enough sleep go through the day about the same as a slightly drunk person. The less sleep you get, the more “drunk” you are. Sure you might get by on only five hours a night, but your friends are going to think you’re nuts.

Driving, thinking, flirting and taking tests are all very dangerous without enough sleep. Your emotions are closer to the surface and you break down more easily when you’re tired.

Things seem overwhelming, and you find yourself freaking out about little issues that shouldn’t bother you are all. It’s amazing how much more mellow you are after a good night’s sleep.

Finally, there is a question of what is a good night’s sleep. The popular numbers you hear are seven to eight hours a night with four being the absolute minimum. That number is right – for adults. Kids under the age of twelve or so need closer to ten hours of sleep a night, and believe it or not, older kids actually need more. (You can blame puberty and hormones.) You don’t get the “adult sleep status” until you are done growing which is around eighteen or nineteen for girls. No wonder you’re so tired all the time!


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Screamsx3

96/Female
Romania
Posted On: August 1, 2007
Yeah - NO.

I don't sleep. That will never change. I do sleep. I'm still dumb. I sleep. I'm still ugly. I sleep and I don't remember anything before a test. So,lets face it. Nobody needs sleep. No matter what these hot-shot scientists think they proved.
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jordanashley

106/Female
Loraine, TX
Posted On: August 1, 2007
Cool, I never knew all that. I usually go to sleep pretty late during the summer. But when it's school time, I go to sleep much earlier.
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yoshie

21/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: August 1, 2007
smtms when i go 2 sleep at like 9 and i have 2 get up at like 6 its harder 4 me 2 wake up then if i go 2 sleep at 12 why? is it cuz u are gettin less sleep and awake lngr?
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french_horn_lu

20/Female
Sappington, MO
Posted On: August 1, 2007
thanx i didnt even know about the brain part! kool artical
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kitkat02

24/Female
Posted On: August 1, 2007
I know it's important to get at least eight or so hours of sleep, and especially for school. And yes, even teachers say that. But how is that possible when teachers give you so many hours of homework, and colleges only want students who have about ten after-school activities a day? In order for me to get to school on time, I need to wake up and 5:45 am. If teenagers are supposed to get more than eight hours of sleep, (maybe ten?), I'll have to go to bed at 7:45! And then, it takes a while to actually fall asleep, so I'd have to go to bed even earlier. I get home from my after-school activities at about 8 o'clock at night and need to eat dinner, and even then, I have about five or six hours of homework. So, on average, I get about three or four hours of sleep a night, sometimes even less.

I think a lot of other students will agree with me...if people are telling us we NEED to get more sleep, then tell that to the schools and colleges!

Sweet dreams....

Kat
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JeZz

26/Female
Kew Gardens, NY
Posted On: July 31, 2007
I've read that the earlier you go to sleep at night (as in before midnight) the more those hours do for you. And sleeping too much is also bad..so more than 10-12 hours a day could make you lazy and tired all over again from my experience. Sleeping too late in the day in general just makes you feel really out of it once you get up. And as people have been saying it is definitely better to not disrupt a regular (healthy) sleeping schedule because your body gets used to it and won't be happy when you re-program it for the weekends or summer.
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SourLemons____

106/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: July 31, 2007
I always feel depressed if I sleep through the day. I feel really drunk-ish and dazed and like I missed out on a huge chunk of my life.

Wow.
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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: July 31, 2007
and sleeping in or waking up too early often is bad as well. disrupting your slep pattern messes up your brain, wich literally works at a slower pace in the morning, so yes, even if you sleep in, you could feel really tired, deppressed and physically slower.
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alabamablonde1

21/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: July 31, 2007
Hey JezZ...do you know if sleeping to much is bad for you? I was staying up till like 6 in the moring and waking up at like 4 in the afternoon. I always felt terrible even though I had tons of sleep. Just wondering about that.
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nixy_noodles

22/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 31, 2007
Oh gosh, sleeping is more important than I thought...

Early to bed for me tonight!

- Nixy
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de1

107/Female
Stockton, CA
Posted On: July 31, 2007
We all need our beauty!!!
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Izzy_zy_Rocker

20/Female
Netherlands, The
Posted On: July 31, 2007
Hmm, I've been sleep-drunk for the past two years now xD

Cool article.

Sleep might just be my favorite thing in the world.

-xxx- Izzy
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Knewgirl

23/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: July 31, 2007
i think i need more sleep i have a messed up sleeping pattern lol ^_^
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 31, 2007
Fave Article From The Past 2 Weeks! Thanks For The Tips JeZz! Lool, i am actually sooo Tired In The Mornings
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DaNi_AwEsOmEsT

21/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: July 31, 2007
great article and very helpful but i sleep very lil 7-8 hours actually. Im up until 4 am then wake up at noon but during school i wake up 6 and sleep at 12 but i get ALL A'S ALL THE TIME
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