We have all heard the saying about needing to rest to get our ‘beauty sleep’. Chances are, we may have underestimated just how true this concept is. Did you know that the amount of sleep we get each night determines how attractive we are to others? This article explains how and why poor sleep negatively affects our attractiveness whilst presenting a new, exciting possibility for a restful night’s sleep.
It appears as though insufficient sleep is a problem for many of us. Two-thirds of UK adults struggle with disrupted sleep, and nearly a quarter manage to rest for no more than five hours a night! Of course, there have been many reasons attributed to this: long work hours, the endless distractions offered by social media, and even the simple challenge of ‘switching off’ at night. But whatever the reason, it is clearly a recurring issue for many of us – a problem that impacts our attractiveness (not to mention our broader wellbeing).
Common Physical Traits Of Tiredness
There are many ways to spot tiredness, and some of the signs may be staring us right in the face. The last time you tossed and turned through a sleepless night, you probably noticed some disappointing changes in your appearance when you looked in the mirror the following morning. Here are some of the most common physical effects of a lack of sleep:
- Red eyes
- Droopy eyelids
- Dark circles underneath the eyes
- Pale skin
All of these symptoms are relatively easy to notice (though some of us may try to use eye drops or makeup to conceal them). But why does tiredness sometimes lead to blemishes and other issues? What makes our bodies react this way? First, let’s take a brief look at the science of sleep and attraction.
The Science Behind Attractiveness
Sleep is a vital building block for our health and wellbeing. Not only does it help us recharge our batteries, but it is during sleep that our body goes into natural repair mode. Rest helps us to recover from everyday stresses, but it also plays a key role in fighting illnesses and healing wounds by impacting our immune system. In addition, it is during sleep that the body produces much-needed hormones that help rehabilitate the body, including both the skin and the muscles.
When we do not get the sleep we need, our bodies produce less of these crucial hormones. This decreases the amount of collagen that we produce, leading to a loss of elasticity and firmness in the skin. This is what makes us look tired the following day. In fact, over time, this cycle can damage the appearance of the skin, which triggers wrinkles, sagging, and broader changes to your skin texture.
Furthermore, a study published by The Royal Society delves into the physical attributes that are most likely to reveal how tired we are feeling. For example, they claim that the more open our eyelids are, the more attractive and healthy we look. Therefore a sleep-deprived, tired-looking face, with dark circles under the eyes and swollen eyelids, is generally perceived as less beautiful and lacking in vibrancy.
Poor Sleep Makes Us Less Socially Attractive
The Royal Society study even goes so far as to say that our adverse reaction to tired-looking people makes sense in evolutionary terms. People who are tired generally look less healthy. This causes our unconscious ‘disease-avoiding mechanisms’ to activate and instinctively makes us want to stay away from such people. So, lack of sleep not only makes us look less attractive, but it may also harm our social lives and people’s perceptions of our general health.
Not only does sleep deprivation deem us less physically appealing to other people, but it may also make us less desirable in social situations. It can discourage people from wanting to interact with us – even more so when we’re behaving in an exhausted or irritable way. Essentially, sleep loss leads to unattractiveness both on the inside and out.
So What Can We Do?
Many people use tablets or supplements to help ensure that they get a restful night. However, over the years, artificial sleeping tablets have been criticised for their unwanted side effects and dangerous health risks. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for these products to contain harsh sedatives and questionable chemicals. So, what’s the point in taking supplements that cause other potential health issues as a direct result?
Here at Yawns, we’ve burned the midnight oil so you don’t have to. The result is a sublime sleeping capsule made entirely from organic and natural ingredients. Nig
ht Caps are aimed at helping you prepare for a great night’s sleep without the risk of compromising your general health and wellbeing. We don’t put any artificial additives or chemical nasties into our capsules. Whatsmore, all of our ingredients have been carefully selected because of their unique characteristics. Let’s have a closer look at the premium botanical extracts contained in each one.
A Natural Way To Get Your Beauty Sleep
Every sleeping capsule contains Ashwagandha powder, Valerian root powder, Griffonia seed extract, and Black pepper powder. Let’s take a look at their individual properties below:
- Ashwagandha powder: An intriguing herb that may help impact your blood sugar levels, manage stress symptoms, and influence testosterone levels and fertility in men. The plant has also been credited for potentially decreasing some specific mental health symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. This herb may also impact your natural brain function and influence some signs of cholesterol and inflammation.
- Valerian root powder: This plant has been linked with reducing some anxiety symptoms and may help to induce sleep. It grows in many different parts of the world; from Britain to South America.
- Griffonia seed extract: In their raw form, Griffonia seeds are disk-shaped and may help weight loss efforts and impact our serotonin levels (a hormone that helps fight indications of depression). If that wasn’t enough of a benefit, these seeds might also have the potential to reduce migraine frequency (for those who suffer from them) and help you to sleep more peacefully.
- Black pepper powder: This classic spice is not only a staple item on kitchen tables all around the globe, but it is also high in antioxidants and may offer some anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, it may affect your natural brain function, cholesterol-related symptoms and blood sugar levels. The spice that keeps on giving!
From looking at the different profiles of each of these ingredients, we can see that they have been individually chosen because of their unique properties. When it comes to Night Caps, you know exactly what you are taking, and we have nothing to disguise. That is why our packaging is completely transparent, just like our ingredients list! All the extracts we’ve included are premium, and we have spent months creating our unique formula to make it as promising as possible. We created these capsules for people who are looking for a natural way to supplement their lifestyle. A great night’s sleep should be a given, not a luxury.
In this article, we reviewed the ugly truth about why poor sleep makes us less attractive. We also explored some facts about the science of attractiveness (though there is plenty more to discover). Sleep is vital for our bodies to reset and recharge after a busy day. Our body struggles to function without it, and the natural processes involved with maintaining our skin, hair, nails, and broader beauty are limited. Not only does lack of sleep make us look less attractive physically, but it can also deter people from interacting with us in social situations because we look unhealthy. Put simply; it’s not a pretty picture!
We believe that beauty is more than just skin-deep. Our exclusive sleep capsules are great to experiment with if you’re hoping to look and feel your best, so what are you waiting for? All it takes is two Night Caps and a glass of water to start exploring the attractive possibilities of sleeping better.