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Sleep your way to beauty


Do you ever wonder why Sleeping Beauty didn’t age a bit after all those years of sleep? Well, according to many researchers, the best way to stay young may be to get some rest. They’ve found that the physiological effects of sleep deprivation are similar to those of aging!

During one of the studies, the subjects were limited to only 4 hours of sleep for 6 consecutive nights. Their heart rate, glucose levels, and levels of cortisol (a hormone secreted during the time of stress) were monitored throughout this study. The researchers found the subjects to be generally more irritable in temperment and also observed increases in levels of glucose and cortisol levels at night. These changes are characteristic of aging and can lead to high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. The levels of glucose and cortisol returned to normal when the subjects were allowed to catch up on their sleep. The study concluded that getting 8 hours of sleep every night may help slow the aging process. It also helps you stay more alert and calm, and help you cope with stress.

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