Is Beauty Sleep Real?

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We get sold on the the idea of beauty from all angles, but one of the most common angles has to do with beauty sleep. We’ve probably even talked about it without really thinking about what it means… so what are we implying when we say, “I’ve got to get my beauty sleep”?

Beauty standards are often questionable and can make people feel bad about themselves. But there may be some truth to the concept of “beauty sleep.”

Good sleep hygiene leaves a person feeling and looking healthier. And good health is often associated with beauty. Further to the natural glow that comes with being well-rested, there are actual physical things that happen to the body when deep sleep is achieved night after night.

What is “Beauty Sleep”?

Beauty sleep (having good sleep hygiene) can result in things like:

  • Healthier hair
  • Reduced puffiness
  • Reduced dark circles around the eyes
  • Healthier skin and fewer breakouts
  • More collagen for plump and smooth skin with fewer wrinkles

On the flip side, a lack of sleep or suffering from sleep disorders like insomnia can have the following effects: 

  • Breakouts
  • Dark circles and bags under the eyes
  • Dull-looking skin
  • More wrinkles that are deeper
  • Uneven skin tone 
  • Swollen eyes

Since sleep impacts everything else in our lives, proper sleep also means that we are feeling healthier, more alert, and better able to make healthy decisions about exercise, diet, and emotional health. All of this contributes to how healthy and therefore how beautiful we look.

The great news is that improving our quality of sleep can be done with a little bit of commitment and some patience. Here are a few things you can do to help you fall asleep faster, sleep deeper, and wake up feeling naturally beautiful.

Create your ideal sleep space

This will differ from person to person, and may even change with the seasons. Some of the things you can do to make your bed more enticing for sleep are to invest in soft, cozy linens and blankets, find a mattress that you love laying your head on, and make sure that it is dark and quiet when it is time for sleep.

Invest in the right mattress

Everyone has different needs when it comes to what mattress they will sleep best on — the firmness, the size, and the material. Thankfully there are plenty on the market to choose from, and WR Mattress carries an amazing selection of quality options. Shopping in store for a mattress also helps ensure that you will be walking away from this sizeable investment with a product that you will be happy with. A new mattress that responds to your needs can actually be life changing and can make the world of difference in whether or not you are sleeping at night.


What we eat and drink deeply impacts how we fall asleep and how long we stay asleep. Sugar, alcohol, and caffeine are the biggest culprits in disrupting our natural sleep cycles. If sleep is being evasive for you, diet is one of the first things to look at and to make adjustments to.

Screen Time

We are all guilty of scrolling in bed, but experts say that this can have a negative impact on our ability to achieve good sleep hygiene. If you can create some space between your devices and the time you fall asleep, the better. 


Carrying stress in our lives is natural, but letting it consume us can be crippling and can easily prevent us from getting the sleep we need to function in our daily lives. If you are facing a stressful situation in life, or if you need some new tools to deal with ongoing stress, it is important to take the steps needed. This might mean therapy, exercise, journaling, meditation, medication, or whatever is right for you. But dealing with stress in a healthy way will allow you to rest well at night.


So there you have it. By investing in our sleep, or “beauty sleep,” we naturally become healthier, more attractive versions of ourselves. It’s really about achieving optimal health rather than some beauty standard. And there are many simple ways to improve our sleep.

If you are in the market for a new mattress so that you can get the sleep you need and deserve, come visit us at WR Mattress and we will help you find the perfect mattress!