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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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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: July 31, 2007
right know i'm up watchin wwe raw so i can c john cena n randy orton lol. till 11 5 n i have 2 be up by 7am 2 morrow o well. 2 go 2 school i wake up at 6 but tats another story
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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: July 30, 2007
hmm explains why I was in such a bad mood today I guess. lol. one night I went to bed at 4am and woke up at 6:30am because I had to babysit. which sucked! oh well the artical helped..good job
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: July 30, 2007
I'm always sleepy. I stay up late and wake up at like noon unless school day.
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PheonixDragonf

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: July 30, 2007
I adore sleep. I always go to bed at like, 10:30, and wake up at eight.

I like waking up early.
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RKD

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 30, 2007
i have to go to bed at 10pm and get up at 7am BUT i dont get to sleep till about 1am which is rele annoying!!!
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alabamablonde1

20/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Good article! Your last two articles have been really good, JezZ! I would like to point out though that undereye circles are usually called by the melanin pigments in your skin, and even if you get enough sleep most girls will still have them.
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SourLemons____

106/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Wow. That's really helpful. I wish I would have known some of that stuff when I was in school last year! Well, I can use the information this year.

Jewels™

Nice article btw.
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outsider_girl

22/Female
Flagstaff, AZ
Posted On: July 30, 2007
ha! i have to get up at 5:30 to get to the bus and go to bed from 10-11. that's, at most, 7 1/2 hours of sleep. many times, tho, i have homework and i have to stay up past 12.

that's probably why i'm dumb, unhealthy, not pretty, and insane. xD

lately i've been going to bed at 10 and sleeping in past 12 so i've been breaking out less and being a lot nicer. but it won't last cuz my school is insane and starts and flipping 7:30. -___-
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Maddie705

20/Female
Willowick, OH
Posted On: July 30, 2007
I get up about 7 and feed my pets and then go to bed again usually
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socute2

21/Female
Romeoville, IL
Posted On: July 30, 2007
If sleep makes you sane, I need a lot of i!!
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 30, 2007
It's pretty useful stuff. I guess this article is boring, but it sure gives a good amount of info that a lot of people don't realize about.

xXxLilyxXx
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girlteen

19/Female
Posted On: July 30, 2007
Good acrticle you

taught me a lot.

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