8 Ways Too Little Sleep Can Mess With Your Face

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4. You have a drink within 90 minutes of falling asleep and never enter the cell regenerating period in REM sleep.

There are four different stages of sleep: Stages one and two, which are when you’re in between being awake and being asleep, and stages three and four, which are when rapid eye movement (REM) occurs and cell regeneration happens. Alcohol is referred to as a REM sleep inhibitor, because consuming as little as two servings within 90 minutes of your bedtime will prevent your system from functioning optimally the next day — and jump-starts the domino effect of crepe-y looking skin, a sallow complexion, and dry skin.

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