A UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS STUDY UNDERTAKEN IN 2013 SUGGESTS SO.
Here is the Summary:
“In a new clinical trial, physician-scientists found that sleep quality does impact skin function and aging. The study showed increased appearance of skin ageing and a slower recovery from a variety of environmental stressors among people who had little sleep. For example A disruption of the skin barrier against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Poor sleepers were less happy with their own skin and facial appearance.”
In the clinical trial, people with a lack of sleep showed increased signs of skin ageing. They had a longer recovery from a variety of environmental effects such as UV radiation. They also demonstrated a worsened skin appearance.
The study demonstrated that lack of sleep can be a cause of reduced skin health. It may also accelerate skin ageing. Not having enough sleep is a worldwide epidemic. Sleep deprivation may also link to obesity, diabetes, cancer and immune deficiency. Until now its effects on skin function have not been known.
Our skin is an important barrier against environmental toxins and sun-induced DNA damage.
The study involved 60 women between the ages of 30 and 49, with 50% falling into the poor quality sleep category.
The researchers did a visual skin evaluation and some non-invasive skin challenge tests. These included UV light exposure and skin barrier disruption.
The poor quality sleepers showed increased signs of skin ageing. These are fine lines, uneven pigmentation and slackening of skin, and reduced elasticity.
Good quality sleepers recovered better from stressors to the skin. Poor sleepers did not recover from sunburn as well.
In a test measuring water loss, the recovery by good quality sleepers was 30% higher. Poor quality sleepers did not achieve the same recovery. This shows they repair the damage faster.
Poor quality sleepers were more likely to have varying degrees of obesity.
Self-perception of attractiveness was higher in good quality sleepers as opposed to poor quality sleepers.
This research shows that poor sleep can increase the signs of skin ageing, and lessen the skin’s ability to repair itself at night.
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