You'll Be Wanting To Take A Good Nap After This Shocking Video

Taking a nap ASAP!

We've heard all sorts of speculations on the amount of sleep a person should get: CDC claims it's 8 hours, others say it's 6, while recent studies show that 7 hours might work the best. Despite that, there's one thing all studies have in common: you must get enough sleep. Or else.

While studies may sound intimidating -- telling us to get sleep, or else -- BuzzFeed has taken another approach. Their video features four volunteers who were exposed to the aging effect sleep deprivation takes on their face.

"I do worry at what point will the makeup stop covering my lack of sleep."


Research shows that sleep deprived individuals suffer from more hanging eyelids, redder and swollen eyes, darker undereye circles.

"There's a certain melancholy to that overall look that is off-putting."


The same paper proves sleep deprivation has the effect on skin as it becomes paler, more wrinkly, the corners of the mouth wither. Not to mention, more frightening consequences for physical health like obesity, diabetes, heart diseases and strokes.

Scientists argue that facial regions are important in everyday human interaction. Thus, traces of sleep deprivation and fatigue can have social consequences on sleep deprived individuals.

"It's more disturbing because I look younger than I expected but still terrible."


Our cognitive abilities and memory also rely greatly on the amount of sleep we get and that's especially evident with age. A study of 3,968 men and 4,821 women showed that sleep deprivation might not have any significant association with brain function at a younger age. However, older adults demonstrated a close relationship between the two factors. According to Professor Francesco Cappuccio, "optimizing sleep at an older age may help to delay the decline in brain function seen with age, or indeed may slow or prevent the rapid decline that leads to dementia."

Kimberly Feen of Michigan State University claims their science team has found that memory distortion is greater after sleep deprivation. "People who repeatedly get low amounts of sleep every night could be more prone in the long run to develop these forms of memory distortion. It's not just a full night of sleep deprivation that puts them at risk", says Fenn.

"I sort of recognize myself... But I don't, at all."


Watch these thrilling makeovers happen and re-consider your own habits.

Okay, now we really are looking forward to that nap.

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