What is our favorite thing to do in bed?
What did you think we were going to say? Sex is great, but nothing beats a great night of sleep. On those rare nights when we actually get seven to nine hours of sleep, nothing feels better—even the big O. Our beds are plush and warm for a reason. We adore sleeping and you should too!
Girl, no one likes bags under the eyes. When you sleep poorly, let’s be honest, you look like it! No one, and we mean no one, deserves to be told, “You look tired!” What kind of statement is that?
The truth is that sleep is the closest thing to the fountain of youth. Only getting five hours of sleep at night can lead to twice as many fine lines as sleeping seven hours each night. That’s because when you sleep, you make new collagen. Sleep also gives your skin that healthy glow so you don’t look drab, ashen, or lifeless. Haven’t you seen Sleeping Beauty? That girl’s skin was flawless!
As sexy as it is to lose your train of thought while talking to your beau, let’s not and say we did. Using your bed for sleep will help improve your focus, mental alertness, and clarity. Beauty is just skin deep; our brains are where we really shine.
If you’re sleep deprived, you’re going to find yourself in a fog that no amount of coffee or morning sex can break through. If you’ve got a big day at the office—and you want to walk in those four-inch pumps without falling flat on your face—get more sleep.
Oooh, you’re cranky! Guess what, your mood is hard lined into the amount of sleep you get. That’s right girl with RBF syndrome. You might be looking so angry because you used your bed for the wrong activity.
When you get too little sleep your cortisol levels rise. That means your stress hormones are just sitting there waiting to lash out and kill the next person you see. So, save everyone from your b****ness.
And you thought you had to workout to lose weight. Wrong! Okay, you were right, but sleep can help too. When you get too little sleep, your leptin levels lower and your ghrelin levels increase. What does that mean? It means that you’re going to have an increased appetite, and it’s going to take more food to help you feel satisfied. That’s why you crave carbs and sugar after an all-nighter. Science!
Okay, so now you know why you need to start using your bed for sleep, but that’s easier said than done. We’ve got busy minds. Between work, partying, and everything else, sleep is the last thing we have time for. But, since we also like to look good and be happy, sleep is a priority. So, how do you make it happen?
Start some nighttime rituals!
- Drink Sleep Tea: A cup of tea before bed is an instant relaxant, and our Sleep Tea is specially formulated to send you off to dreamland.
- Make a Schedule: Guess what, adult-ing is easier when you make a schedule. Give yourself a bedtime. No, you’re not five, but you also got to nap when you were five. Take what you can get and go to bed the same time every night.
- Exercise: What did you expect? You want you’re a** to stay skinny, get up and workout. Working out also helps you relieve stress and improves the quality of your sleep.
- Bedroom Sanctuary: Even if you live in a studio apartment, make your bedroom your sanctuary. DO NOT turn your bed into your workstation. Keep it separated and make it a place of sleep, serenity, and sweaty sex.
- Sleep Naked: That’s right. We said it. You sleep better with a lower core body temperature so strip off those tight, constricting clothes and slip between the covers skin-to-silk. You’ll be glad you did.