Jennifer Lopez´s youth elixir is quality sleep. How you can get healthy sleeping habits

Jennifer Lopez´s youth elixir is quality sleep. How you can get healthy sleeping habits

Jlo claims that the secret of her beauty is sleeping enough. But, are you getting quality sleep? Here you’ll find advice from experts to actually get a good night’s sleep.

Jennifer Lopez has stated that the secret of her youth at 51 is sleeping:

‘The number one advice is to always get enough sleep. I’d love to get nine or ten hours of sleep, but either way, I always make sure I get at least eight’

Matthew Walker, a sleep scientist, states that sleeping at least 8 hours –and some people might need even more– is paramount for our body health. Sleep deprivation is associated with depression, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, it affects our immune system and those who sleep more have proved to have a longer lifespan. His advice:

Schedule your sleep

Humans are creatures of habits, so stick to an 8-hour sleep schedule 7 days a week.

Stick to an 8-hour sleep schedule 7 days a week.

Exercise earlier in the day

Exercise will help you sleep only if you do it at least 3 hours before going to bed.

Stay away from caffeine and nicotine

As nicotine and caffeine are stimulants, consuming these in the afternoon will keep you alert for more hours

Don’t drink alcohol before going to bed

Alcohol will interrupt your REM sleep and keep you in the lighter stages of sleep.

Don’t drink alcohol before going to bed.

Don’t nap after 3 pm

Although there are countless benefits of napping, if you take them too late it will make it more difficult to fall asleep.

Take a bath before going to bed

To fall asleep, your core temperature needs to drop about 1°C, and taking a bath will help you.

Take a bath before going to bed.

Forget about your electronics

Stay away from cell phones, computers, and television. The blue light emitted by gadgets suppresses the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that regulates the sleep/wake cycle which increases in the evening.

Stay away from cell phones, computers, and television.

Get some sun exposure

It is important to be exposed to the sun at least 30 minutes a day, this will help you regulate your sleep.

Don’t toss and turn in bed

If you are not able to fall asleep for more than 20 minutes, get up and do something until you feel sleepy, but don’t stay in bed.

Jlo claims that the secret of her beauty is sleeping enough.

Now that you know the secret to beauty is attainable, schedule your sleep, leave your electronics out of the bedroom and drift into the elixir of youth!

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