Getting a good night's sleep is the key to succeeding at life. Not only will you be less stressed, more productive and generally feeling fab, science says it also makes you more attractive.
Partying all night long may be fun but it seems that lack of sleep officially makes you uglier, so we should all be tucked up in bed by 12 right?
A study released by the Royal Society Open Science Journal found that as little of two nights worth of bad sleep can show, and you'll look unattractive.
The Independent reports that the study undertaken by Stockholm University, asked 25 participants to get a good night’s rest for two nights in a row. The following week the subjects were asked to restrict their sleep to just four hours sleep per night for two nights.
After each session, makeup-free photos were taken and then 122 strangers – women and men – were asked to rate them on attractiveness, health, sleepiness and trustworthiness.
Those viewing the photos reported that they'd be less willing to socialise with the subjects after seeing them sleep deprived and viewed them as less attractive, less healthy, and less than trustworthy.
Researchers argued that the reasoning behind this is more of an evolutionary instinct than people actually being mean:
“ Sleep-deprived individuals also look less healthy, and humans, like many other animals, tend to be disease avoidant”.
So as if you didn't have enough good reasons to get a good night's sleep, it turns out it could hurt your social life.