BTS time is almost here, and you can’t stay up every
night with your besties in a couple weeks. Sure, there aren't any tests or teachers in the mornings now. But here are seven good reasons why ya still need your beauty sleep to get back on track, babe.
More memory muscle
Sleep helps ya remember stuff. But what do you need to
remember in the summer? Info on that new summer job you’re eying, what time
you’re meetin’ your bestie for lunch next Friday, the phone number of the cutie
that just moved in down the street… pretty vital stats.
Experts at Harvard University and Boston College have found
connections between getting enough sleep and creative abilities. So since
summer is the time when you should be workin’ on those projects that ya had to
set aside during the school year, why not make ‘em the best they can be? Get at
least eight hours of sleep every night so you can put the finishing touches on
your artwork, or write that song you’ve had drifting around in your head for
You don’t have to push yourself for competitions over the
summer, but you still wanna look good in a bikini, right? Getting enough sleep
will give you more energy for working out and for being active in that
Kick the klutziness
When you’re dozing during class, you usually get snapped
back to attention by your head hitting the desk, but in the summer, you’re not
just stuck behind a desk all day. You’re working outside or going places, so if
you’re not awake and focused, you could get yourself into some real trouble.
Keep metabolism in check
If you’re not gettin’ enough sleep, hunger is gonna be your
new BFF. Metabolism is right next door to sleep in your brain, so if you’re
missin’ out on your zzz’s, you’re gonna start vamping up the snackage. And that
is not a good sign for your bikini bod.
You’re less likely to get stressed and irritated if you’re
well rested. Since ya prob don’t wanna be grumpin’ around all summer, you
should think about hittin’ the hay a li’l early this summer. It’ll improve your
mood overall, so even rainy days won’t get ya down.
Make the most of the day
Sure, the sun is hangin’ around longer every day, but it
stills shows up bright and early. So instead of having marathon snooze sessions
to catch up on all that sleep you’ve been skippin’, get out there and get
active. You’ll have more time in the day to see your sistahs or make some extra
cash at your summer job if you can get yourself out of bed before noon.
Check out the rest of
this study here for more reasons to catch some zzz’s this
BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 6/11/2012 4:17:00 PM
POSTED IN sleep, health, In the News