There’s a good reason it’s called Beauty Sleep.
Tissues constantly breakdown during the day and regenerate at night.
While we sleep, our bodies take time to restore energy and rebuild tissue and cells. During delta sleep, the third and deepest stage of rest, growth hormone peaks and initiates cell and tissue repair.
This regeneration is the process where fresh, new skin cells replace old, dead skin.
In addition, the lying-down position relieves the effect of gravity on the skin, and this helps in reducing the gravitational stress on our facial skin and aids in the reduction of wrinkles. As our skin is being renewed and restored, some of the stress and harmful effects of daily living [UV rays, pollution, and other harmful environmental elements] too are being reversed.
By not getting at least eight hours of sleep on the correct mattress we are robbing our body of its natural process of self-renewal.
A lack of sleep over the course of one single night can result in noticeable changes to the skin, which can be noticed even the next morning.
Over a longer period of time, a general lack of sleep can lead to serious health problems and can cause skin damage— wrinkles, poor texture, and discoloration much earlier than in a well-rested individual.
A lack of REM sleep can sometimes be attributed to the fact that you may not be sleeping on the correct mattress. Or it can be caused by a multitude of different reasons such as stress, side effects of medication, large intake of caffeine, not a sufficient amount of darkness in the room, too much noise, etc.
Your REM sleep is impacted negatively when you’re suffering from a lack of sleep. The restorative benefits that your body undergoes during REM sleep and the other stages of sleep are critical to your overall health and your mission to extend your life.