Sleep is important for a wide variety of health problems including acne, and the best time to start getting it is when you are sleeping, according to a study published in the journal Sleep Medicine.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the University College London studied 683 adults between the ages of 18 and 45 with skin conditions ranging from eczema to psoriasis.
They asked participants to sleep through the night for the study.
They found that people who sleep through sleep and wake up in the morning have the lowest chances of getting a flare-up of any of the conditions.
They also found that the best times to start sleeping are between 8pm and 8am, and between 11pm and midnight.
Sleep hygiene The study found that sleeping through the day is the best option for reducing the risk of eczemas, psorias and acne.
It also found the best method of reducing flare-ups was to sleep for 30 minutes at a time.
The researchers found that even though people who slept through the nights had lower skin disease and psoriac disease risk factors, they were still significantly more likely to develop psorabies, eczemia and psoriatic arthritis.
They recommend that people sleep for a minimum of 10 hours a night to prevent flare- ups.
Dr Pauline Gorman, lead author of the study, said: “The findings show that getting enough sleep is vital to reducing flare ups and managing the symptoms associated with psories.”
It’s good to get up in time to sleep, but it’s even better to sleep in a way that maximises your time to get your sleep, so you can enjoy a longer and more fulfilling sleep.
“The study was funded by the Medical Research Council and the Medical School at the University at Albany.
It was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and can be read online at the time of publication.
This article first appeared on the Huffington Post.