According to a new study performed by the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, chronic sleep deprivation is not only linked to health problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and immune deficiency, but sleep deprivation is also now known to visibly increases signs of aging in the skin.
The researchers at UHCMC found that out of the 60 women — between the ages of 30 and 49 — whom participated in this study, half of these participants fell into the “poor quality sleep” category.
The poor quality sleepers showed an increase in the signs of aging, such as uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and the reduction of skin elasticity. Not only does poor sleep increase the signs of aging in the skin, but participants reported slower recovery time from environmental stressors such as sunburn.
To tackle sleep problems, you’ll first want to understand the cause of your sleep issues. There are about 70 known chronic sleep disorders, so you very well may want to visit your doctor if you feel like you’ve tried everything to get some much needed zzz’s to no avail. If you haven’t tried everything, then check out these tips below to grabbing a good night’s sleep.
If your sleep problems have caused your skin to age early, then please know that it’s not the end of the world and that you have a few options to improve the appearance of your skin. With help from a professional plastic surgeon, you can greatly reduce and diminish the early signs of skin aging easily. Anti-aging plastic surgery options include procedures such as microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing. These techniques are frequently used in the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, skin pigmentation issues, blemishes and more.
These techniques also work with the skin to improve overall skin clarity, to reduce skin issues that result from sun exposure, including evening out skin tone. Another plastic surgery option for individual’s who suffer from chronic sleep disorders and have had issues with weight gain due to their sleep problems is the option of liposuction performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Call Dr. Schwartz of Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Center today at 561-232-3120 for a consultation today.