The concept of “beauty sleep” always sounded silly to me ... until I hit 40. Gone are the days when I can stay up until 2 a.m., and still look great the next day. These days, if I stay up until 2 a.m., the next morning, I look like I am 90. After 40, sleep makes a big difference in one’s appearance. Even after a quick 10-minute nap, I look refreshed and about 5 years younger. So make your sleep a priority.
Yes, taking care of our post-40 bodies is work. As my 80-year-old mother likes to tell me, “Taking care of my body is a full-time job!” Well, it may not be that bad in our 40s, but caring for our bodies as we get older requires some effort. However, looking and feeling great will be the payback for a job well done.
How are you sleeping?