In a recent Swedish study by researcher Jon Axelson at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, it was found that people were rated as being less attractive when they were sleep deprived verses people who were well rested.
It is also difficult for you to be attractive when an admirer is staring into your gapping maw when you’re letting out a big, lion like yawn.
So if you’re getting your eight hours of beauty sleep that’s great, but if not you may look and feel like you’ve been rode hard and put away wet.
Problems from a Lack of Beauty Sleep
Being sleep deprived can lead to stress which leads to an increase in abdominal fat and weight gain.
Your skin will look dull, tired and be dehydrated. There will be more lines and wrinkles and you will suffer from premature aging of your skin. Imagine an old baseball glove.
You will look and feel older. It’s hard to feel good when you’re shuffling through the day, praying for it to end.
You may have shadows and dark circles under your eyes. I get bags under my eyes that are so big that when I go to the airport I have to check my face.
You will have bloodshot and puffy eyes. Unless you’re a vampire or a zombie, red eyes aren’t for you.
Your hair will look dull and lifeless. Wow, this is bad. You know you’re not getting enough sleep when your hair is even tired.
When you’re too exhausted at the end of the day you’re apt not to give your face a deep cleaning and exfoliation and to apply a night cream.
If you’re too tired in the morning you may be too sleepy to put your face on properly. Ever wonder out with one eyebrow?
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Getting your beauty sleep can lessen the appearance of wrinkles in your face and neck as perspiration during your sleep helps to moisturize your skin. You will also help your skin because it renews itself from the harmful effects of the sun, dust, and pollution as your body produces growth hormone in the early hours of the night when you’re sleeping.
A good night sleep will allow you to feel well rested which will put you in a better emotional mood so you will feel marvellous and hence, you will look marvellous.
It not called beauty sleep for nothing, so wind down with a good bedtime ritual, keep your bedroom dark and quiet and look your best next morning.