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Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac
Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac

Sleep deprivation makes people look unattractive and sad, according to a small study in the academic journal Sleep. That should seem obvious to anyone who’s ever looked at themselves in the mirror after skimping on sleep, but the analysis is interesting. “Since faces contain a lot of information on which humans base their interactions with each other, how fatigued a person appears may affect how others behave toward them,” says doctoral candidate Tina Sundelin. “This is relevant not only for private social interactions, but also official ones such as with health care professionals, and in public safety.” (Learn more about the sleep deprivation study from the...

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