Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Get Your Beauty Sleep

sleep-deprived (left) than when well-rested (right)

"A good night's sleep tends to leave you feeling refreshed, alert, and upbeat. According to a new study, it may also make you look healthier and more attractive to others. To test whether there's a grain of truth in the notion of "beauty sleep," researchers in Sweden took photographs of 23 men and women ages 18 to 31 after they'd slept for eight hours. They then repeated the process, except this time the researchers kept the volunteers up for 31 hours straight after allowing them to sleep for just five hours the previous night.(Sleep deprived? Your looks may suffer.)"

I don't know about you, but I know I'll be making sure I get enough sleep. However, this man in the pictures above actually looks better in his sleep-deprived picture than in his well-rested one, in my opinion. He looks like he gained a noticeable amount of weight in his well-rested picture; his face looks puffy. Even though on the left the man looks irritable, I still find him to be more attractive than in his photo on the right. I believe what this article is saying, but I do not think this was the best example as for a photo. However, maybe the caption of the photo was a typo and they accidentally labeled the photographs backwards. Whatever the case may be, I find the picture of the man on the left to be more attractive than the one on the right, sleep-deprived or not.

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