Posted by Blue Block Glasses Team on June 04, 2017 . 0 Comments
Can Sleep Affect Appearance?
We’ve all heard about the infamous 'beauty sleep'. Sleep may be the closest thing to a fountain of youth, but how much truth is there to this statement? A recent study conducted at Stockholm University and Karolinska Institute sheds some interesting insight into the relationship between sleep and appearance.
25 healthy participants were photographed once after receiving the standard 8-hours of sleep for 2 consecutive nights, and a second time receiving only 4-hours of sleep for 2 consecutive nights – all else equal. Following the photo session, they rated their sleepiness ranging from 1 (extremely alert) to 9 (extremely sleepy) .
Separately 122 individuals; who were not aware of the purpose of the study and not a student of psychology rated 50 facial photos of the participants on a scale concerning their sociability, trustworthiness, attractiveness, and health. The same subject was never shown twice...