Sleep deprivation can affect your beauty

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Who doesn’t want to look attractive? People spend lots of time and money in saloons and beauty stores to get the attractive look. What if  you can have access to recipe to look attractive and healthy that cost you nothing. If your answer is yes, you might be interested in the Swedish study, published in the British Medical Journal that reveals the relationship between sleep and beauty.

About the Study
The study, led by John Axelsson from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, investigated the relationship between sleep and perceptions of attractiveness and health. This is the first scientific study that demonstrated the role of sleep in the overall look of the person. The study involved 23, non-smoking, young adults between the ages of 18 and 31. The participants were photographed twice, each time between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The first photograph was taken just after they had a normal sleep and other after being deprived of sleep.

No alcohol was allowed for two days prior to the experiment and none of the participants wore makeup during the study. They were allowed to comb their hair and follow the same shaving and washing procedure before each photograph session. They were asked to give a neutral, relaxed facial expression on both...



photo shoots.

In order to avoid any discrepancy, all photographs were taken in the same, well-lit room, with a with a fixed camera and at a fixed distance.

The photographs were rated by 65 other people for attractiveness, tiredness and on health aspects. The observers were blinded to the sleeping status of the participants. In majority of cases, the observers rated the faces of sleep-deprived participants as less healthy, less attractive and more tired.

Researchers said that when a person was sleep-deprived, they appeared 6% less healthy and 4% less attractive.

So, if you would like to be healthy and look attractive, make sure you should have good night sleep. To get good night sleep, follow the regular schedule to go to sleep at the same time every night, wake up at the same time every morning.

Source: medicalnewstoday

2 Responses

  1. Sleep has great relevance with our health and beauty. We need to have minimum 7 to 8 hours of sound sleep every day.

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