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Daily Habits That Can Age You

You Stay Up Late and Wake Up Early

You Stay Up Late and Wake Up Early

You may have been able to get away with staying up late in your college years, but skimping on sleep can have a big impact on your appearance. People who don't get a good night's sleep show signs of premature skin aging and a decrease in their skin's ability to recover from environmental stressors, like sun exposure, according to a University Hospitals Case Medical Center clinical trial.

Habitual lack of sleep has also been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, poor immune function and ultimately, a shorter life expectancy.

By Alexia Severson. Published August 19, 2013. Alexia Severson earned her Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism and is a health and lifestyle writer living in San Francisco.