Get Clearer Skin and Live Life to its Fullest

We’ve all suffered through sleepless nights from time to time. New parents deal with it for months on end and somehow survive. For those living with a psoriasis skin condition or disease, the sleepless nights can feel endless. It starts with an itch that wakes you up from a sound sleep -- pruritus (yes, there’s actually a word for it). And then comes the scratching, sometimes while sleeping, that keeps you and your partner from ever feeling truly rested. That lack of sleep raises stress hormones in your body that can actually make psoriasis worse. Not to mention, scratching from...

 

From helping you get enough Vitamin D to allowing your body to naturally fight depression, natural sunlight can have an incredibly positive impact on your physical and mental wellbeing-- especially if you have psoriasis. One study showed people with psoriasis typically have low Vitamin D levels, and, since natural sunlight is the best way to increase your body’s levels of the vitamin, it may also be able to help reduce the intensity of your psoriasis.

If you have psoriasis, you could be vulnerable to a variety of other health conditions — including arthritis, heart disease, psoriatic disease, and other medical issues. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), up to 30% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis. But that’s not the only other condition that’s likely to affect people with psoriasis — if you have psoriasis, you are at greater risk of developing a variety of comorbid conditions and/or disorders including diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, anxiety, hypertension, and cardiovascular issues. Despite the risks associated with psoriasis, research continues to reveal that taking...