Sleeping in a room that’s too warm
Yep, you read that right – a room that’s too hot can cause your body to overheat and sweat excessively. This therefore irritates your skin and leads to dehydration which can make your skin dry. Along with this, it affects your sleep in the night, which therefore results in a negatively affected sleeping pattern. If your room is too hot, try sleeping in shorts or open a window.
Sleeping in a room that’s too cold
Just how a hot room can affect your skin, so can a cold one. It can cause your muscles to tense up, which makes the body feel stiff and uncomfortable in the morning. Along with this, you may also attract colds and the flu easier or make them get worse. And in turn, this affects your skin since skin can breakout when you are ill. Sleep is a huge factor in keeping you healthy.
Sleeping on your stomach
Do you want wrinkles on your face, neck and chest? Well, don’t sleep on your stomach! Sleeping on your stomach can cause numerous issues like putting unwanted pressure on your internal organs and spine, especially your gut which will in turn increase the likelihood of acid travelling up your oesophagus. All around it’s incredible bad for you and can even give you life-long isues like bad posture.
Sleeping with your face buried in the pillow
When sleeping with your head faced down, flat into the pillow you are increasing the likelihood that bacteria will build up on your skin, causing breakouts and acne. Sleeping like this can also cause a strain on your neck and back, which can develop into stiffness and back problems – basically if you sleep on your stomach with your head buried into the pillow, you’re doomed!
Sleeping with your makeup on
Sleeping with your makeup on is a big no no. It will clog up your pores and cause you to have major breakouts if you regularly do it. But not only this, it severely irritates and dries out your skin, leaving a build up of oil, dirt and makeup which will further cause breakouts. Ensure you thoroughly wash your face and remove your makeup before bed, and stick to a good skincare routine to use once a week.
Not sleep enough
Not getting enough sleep can cause you to feel stressed and fatigued, along with other health problems which result in dull and tired skin. It can wash you out, emphasising any dark under-eye bags. Sleep is essential for enhancing memory and learning stimulation. If you don’t get enough, it can result in unregulated hormones and an increased appetite – which can increase the risk of obesity.
Sleeping with wet hair
Sleeping with wet hair can affect your hair and scalp due to increased risks of damage, breakage and also a build up of bacteria and fungal infections on the scalp. Therefore, it affects your skin in numerous negative ways due to the wet hair creating an environment that induces the growth of infections – leading to scalp infections.
Not changing your pillowcases enough
Clean your pillowcases! Your pillowcase will build up of dirt, oils and bacteria which is the leading cause for acne and skin irritations. Therefore, to avoid this, you must clean your pillowcases once a week to refresh them and minimise the likelihood of dirt building up. Sleeping on a clean pillowcase reduces the chance of irritation, inflammation and breakouts.
Using pillow cases with a particular material
If you want a high quality pillowcase which prevents issues like allergies and skin irritations, then purchase a case with breathable and hypoallergenic materials, like cotton or bamboo. Bamboo, for example, helps to regulate the body’s temperature and will minimise any moisture developing – therefore keeping you cool and comfortable through the night.
If your pillows are too high or too low
Pillows that are too high or low for your neck, shoulders and head, can cause back pain and discomfort due to the unfamiliar alignment. If your pillow is too high it can cause you to have a blocked airway, causing you to have difficulty breathing and a higher chance of snoring. If your pillow is too low, it can cause you to develop a stiff neck.