Hit the hay, catch some z’s, get some shut eye, take 40 winks, turn in. What a lot of ways to say sleep! Judging by the number of words used to describe it, a good nights’ rest is clearly very important to us. We have one more to add to the list—beauty sleep. Long been a part of our vernacular, new research shows that beauty sleep is in fact a very real thing. According to a new study published by the Royal Society of Open Science, men and women are deemed more attractive after a good nights’ sleep.
Somewhat discouraging for those of us with less than stellar vision, a recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal shows that contact lenses contribute to what is known medically as ptosis. Manifesting as a drooping upper eyelid, ptosis proves to be more than aesthetically displeasing as a sagging upper lid can inhibit one’s vision. Researchers found that those who did not require contact lenses had experienced far less of a drooping upper lid than those who wore contact lenses.