Sleep, Your Body’s Natural Beauty Treatment

There’s a reason people say to “get your beauty sleep.” Snoozing really does improve your physical appearance. In a 2010 study, researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm found that sleep-deprived individuals appear less healthy, more tired and less attractive than those who have received a full night’s worth of sleep.

While that may seem somewhat obvious, there are other, little-known ways that sleep — whether it’s lack of it or how you’re doing it — affects your appearance. Michael F. Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and coauthor of YOU: Being Beautiful, and Michelle Drerup, PsyD, a sleep psychologist and behavioral sleep medicine specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center and creator of the online sleep improvement program GO! To Sleep, share ways you can get the sleep you need to wake up looking and feeling more beautiful.

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