For those of you who think getting eight hours of sleep isn’t necessary, think again! It’s true that sleeping requirements vary slightly from person to person. Still, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Despite the notion that sleep needs decrease with age, most older people still need at least 7 hours of sleep.
Now, here’s where it gets interesting. Apparently, getting a good night’s sleep can make you more attractive. Well, more attractive than a sleep-deprived you.
According to a study, which was published in the British Medical Journal several years ago, “when untrained observers were shown photographs of the faces of volunteers who had been deprived of sleep, they judged them to be less healthy and less attractive than photographs of the same volunteers when well-rested.” Now, this might seem obvious, but beauty sleep can’t be as easily dismissed as myth. Seems as though we’re able to subconsciously pick up small visual clues in those that are sleep deprived. A good night’s rest might be the difference between getting a number and getting shot down.
So, before that next big date or those new selfies, get some rest!
You can read more about the details of the study here.