Sleep: Your Number One Beauty Enhancer

File this away in the “No duh” study findings. Researchers in Stockholm have “discovered” that women look better when they have gotten plenty of sleep versus when they’re sleep-deprived. I know, shocking, right?! They made this amazing discovery by photographing 23 “healthy young adults” after eight hours of sleep and then again after only five hours. The women were photographed with no makeup on and their hair down in both sets of photos. “Each picture was then rated on an attractiveness scale of one to ten by members of the public.” And, surprise, surprise, the photos of well-rested women ranked higher, hands down. “Sleep deprived people are perceived as less attractive and less healthy compared with when they are well rested,” the study, which was published in the BMJ, concluded. In related news, I had awful insomnia last night, got about three hours of sleep total and look like utter shizola today. [via Daily Mail]

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