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Beauty rest, getting enough? If not, you might be looking a bit less attractive

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December 15, 2010|By Mary Forgione, For the Los Angeles Times

Beauty sleep does make a difference in how you look – and how you look to others. A new study finds that people who don’t get their beauty sleep could appear to be unhealthy and unattractive.

The Swedish study published in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday measured the effects of sleep using 23 adults who were photographed before and after they were deprived of sleep. Observers then viewed randomly selected photos and rated their perceptions of the people in them.

Not surprisingly, the sleep-deprived folks got low marks on the healthy and attractive scale. Those who scrimp on sleep don’t just feel tired, they look it too, the study said. Here's an abstract of the findings and the full study.

And you can’t make up sleep loss as quickly as you think, this Los Angeles Times story says.

So it pays to work on your beauty rest. Not good news for new moms and dads, though.

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