Friday, 2 August 2013

Effects of Sleep Quality on Skin Aging and Function

While chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to medical problems such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and immune deficiency, its effects on skin function have previously been unknown. Study conducted by Elma Baron, MD reviled that inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and accelerates skin aging.

Sixty pre-menopausal women between the ages of 30 and 49, with half of participants falling into the poor quality sleep category were involved into the experiment. The study involved a visual skin evaluation and participation in several non-invasive skin challenge tests including UV light exposure and skin barrier disruption. Additionally, participants filled out a sleep log for one week to quantify sleep duration. The doctors reviled statistically significant differences between good and  bad sleepers. Poor quality sleepers showed increased signs of intrinsic skin aging including fine lines, uneven pigmentation and slackening of skin and reduced elasticity.

Thus the healthier you sleep, the younger you look!

Are you sleep well? =)

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