-“Not enough sleep is the same as if you were driving your car for days on a road full of holes”-explains Dr Ishaad Ibrahim. “The longer you drive on holes, the more you ruin your car. The same happens to your body when it is continuously deprived of sleep.”
Not enough sleep affects the skin and the psychological condition, shows the latest experiment of the London explorers.
Sara Chalmers decided to participate in one experiment of the London University that examines the dream and the sleeping as a factor that affects the skin appearance.
Before the experiment, Sara was subjected to lots of examinations and scanning of the skin on the face.
This 46 year old woman thought of herself that she looks a lot older than she really is. As she herself says, she has wrinkles on her face, dark circles around her eyes and skin with no glow. Besides that, she noticed several spots on the chin.
As well, Sara noticed she has been upset lately, a little clumsy and forgetting things, all this because she has been sleeping for less than 6 hours, which is two hours less than the recommended 8 hours of sleep.
She assigns the not enough sleep to the many work and home engagements (3 kids), which is the case with many women nowadays.
Even though 8 hours is the recommended norm, many people anywhere in the world sleep maximum 5 to 6 hours.
“I didn’t think that only one hour less of sleep would affect so negative on my concentration, attention and memory, but also to the appearance of my skin and my immune system” –says Sara.
She thinks this experiment that she participated in is very educational for her.
“It is the same as if you were driving your car for days on a road full of holes”-explains Dr. Ishaad Ibrahim. The longer you drive on holes, the more you damage your car. The same happens to your body when it is continuously deprived from sleep.”
Sara after 8 hours of sleep
Sara after 6 hours of sleep