It might motivate you to get more rest if you consider that sleep as an essential, complex process that is regulated by the brain. Chemical substances are released by the brain into your body to trigger sleepiness. During the various stages of sleep, your body is actively repairing and regenerating itself (including cellular repair of the skin). It is a proven fact that ongoing sleep deprivation can result in physical and mental impairment, shortened attention span, and greater susceptibility to illness. The combination of adequate night-time rest, maintaining a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly will keep you feeling and looking your best. During your slumber, take the opportunity to restore hydration to your skin by applying a suitable night-time cream just before going to bed. This routine will allow time for absorption of the active ingredients – you may be resting, but your skin is still hard at work.