The top layer of the skin is made of closely packed dead cells which are constantly shed during day. During deep sleep, the skin's metabolic rate speeds up and many of the body's cells show increased production and reduced breakdown of proteins.
Since proteins are the building blocks needed for cell growth and for the repair of damage from factors like ultraviolet rays, deep sleep may indeed be beauty sleep.
Daytime sleep will not compensate for loss of nightly 'beauty sleep' as the energy needed for tissue repair is not available during daylight because it is being used elsewhere.
How often do you come to the stables in the morning, just to find your horse asleep? Horses are pray animals. Contrary to what we might think, they don't sleep much during the night because this is when the predators are active Horses that live in the wild or turned out 24/7 follow the same natural rhythm and indeed our stabled horses live by the same "clock", being more awake in nighttime and sleeping during the day if, and when, possible Their bodies are adapted to this and will for example produce less stomach acids during the night, because they are moving around a lot and eating less. When you are a pray animal, it makes sense to have the deepest sleep in the morning or mid day, when the sun is up and predators more visible and less active #horses#equines#beautysleep#natural#pferde#caballo#horsetrainer
"We walked around til the moon got full like a plate
The wind blew an invocation and I fell asleep at the gate
And I never stepped on the cracks cause I thought I'd hurt my mother
And I couldn't awake from the nightmare that sucked me in and pulled me under..
Pulled me under"