New Study Says Sleep Makes You Look Better
Yeah we know, file this one under duh, but a new study in Sweden actually went to the trouble of proving that people are more attractive when they’re rested.
According to this MSNBC article (and many others who’ve reported on this breaking story), researchers gathered 23 healthy adults and took before and after pictures, the afters being after 31 hours of sleep deprivation. Then they were rated by 65 strangers.
Not surprisingly, the subjects were found to look better after 8 hours of sleep and “4 percent less attractive, 6 percent less healthy and 19 percent more tired” after not sleeping for 31 hours.
Pretty straightforward stuff. The only thing that I find confusing is that the guy they chose to show as their example (pictured above)—who is well rested on the left and sleepless on the right—looks way better to me in his tired state. Does anyone else agree?
You can see the whole study in the British Medical Journal. And here’s what we want to know: When it comes to sleep, is beauty a motivator for you to get more?
Image via the study