A lack of sleep makes you more than just a bit tired the next day, it can also have a marked effect on how you look. Don’t believe us? Then take a look at these ten ways that a lack of healthy sleep can sabotage your looks:
1. It will increase your weight
Lack of sleep will affect your body’s ability to manage your weight. Studies have shown that, if you don’t get enough sleep at night, then you are over 20% more likely to become obese.
2. Your skin will look dull
Dull skin is another one of unpleasant effects of sleep deprivation. If you don’t get enough sleep, it will definitely have a major impact on your skin. Over a period of time, a lack of sleep will cause your arteries to become unhealthy and that will lead to not enough blood getting to your skin. Let alone the detrimental effect that it will have on your risk of developing heart disease.
3. It will hasten the signs of ageing
Effects of sleep deprivation also include accelerated ageing. Not getting enough sleep will increase inflation in the skin, which will in turn speed up the ageing process. Your skin will be more prone to wrinkles and roughness and other skin conditions, such as rosacea, are more likely to occur.
4. You won’t be so inclined to smile
A bright smile is possibly any girl’s best asset. If you are tired, you will be far less likely to stun people with that beautiful smile. Let’s face it; who wants to smile when they feel more like going back to bed?!
5. You will get dark circles under your eyes
Of course, effects of sleep deprivation don’t stop there, and another one of them are dark circles under eyes. You can conceal them, you can even apply cucumber to help remove them, but it would be far better if you never got them! One of the main causes of dark circles under the eyes is a simple lack of sleep. Get some decent shuteye and you won’t need to look for cures for dark circles under the eyes.
This is a kind of roundabout way that a lack of sleep will affect your looks but it is true nonetheless. If you don’t get enough sleep, there is no way that you will have the energy to work out. This is bound to have an effect on your fitness levels and, ultimately, how you look.
7. Simple: the more sleep you get, the more attractive you look
A 2010 study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that people looked significantly more attractive after a good eight hours sleep. Sleep deprivation simply doesn’t make you look good!
8. Sleep reduces wrinkles
Effects of sleep deprivation also include increased wrinkles. When we sleep, we sweat more and this actually reduces wrinkles in the skin. The moisture on the skin, overnight, smoothes out lines in the skin and makes them less noticeable. The recommendation from experts is that everybody should get, at least, seven hours of sleep every night.
9. Not getting enough sleep causes you to eat all the wrong things
It’s not just your appetite that a lack of sleep causes; it also makes you crave all the wrong types of food. When you are tired, your body will start telling you need more energy and that means more fat and sugar, which you don’t really need.
10. You will be a miserable so and so!
And the biggest impact of that a lack of sleep will have on you is that you will not be the happiest bunny in the world! You can take all the makeup and spa treatments that you like, but the one thing that makes you really beautiful, is your wide awake, bubbly, personality. So, don’t lose that through a lack of sleep!
Do you know some other effects of sleep deprivation?