Want to Avoid Wrinkles? Sleep on your Back.
Sleep lines, also known as sleep wrinkles are very real and a very big problem for thousands of people. Sleep wrinkles are the creases and lines that end up on your face when your face is smushed into your pillow every night. Over time, these lines remain long after you’re up and about and actually become permanent.
There is a guaranteed way to prevent sleep wrinkles that works 100% of the time, and that is to sleep on your back ONLY. If you sleep on your back every night, you’ll never get a sleep line on your face, ever. Of course, if it were that simple….
Sleep positions often come from our childhood sleep habits and many of us (75% of us) favour side sleeping. So, back sleeping just isn’t possible for a lot of people. You may have an issue with snoring, general discomfort, dry throat from sleeping with your mouth wide open, you name it. Whatever your reason, you’re not alone. But that doesn’t mean you’re destined for premature aging, either.
“If sleeping with your face in a pillow is a nightly routine, then you can develop permanent sleep lines. And you don’t have to plunge headfirst to get these lines; even years spent sleeping on your side can cause wrinkles.”
~ American Academy of Dermatology
BUT I CAN’T SLEEP ON MY BACK … Here is our Sleep Hack:
The primary way the enVy pillow prevents sleep wrinkles is by minimizing face-to-pillow contact. That pressure caused by your 8-10 pound noggin’ pushing your sweet face into your pillow all night long. There is no smashing and scrunching your face into bizarre-looking shapes and creases with the enVy pillow… even if you are side sleeping. However, if you’re a side sleeper and want to receive the most anti-aging benefit from this pillow, you must use it correctly. Plopping your head down anywhere on the pillow may not have the desired result.. we always recommend you read the instructions that come with the pillow.
Using the Patented Gull-Wing Ergonomic Design
It’s important to utilize the ‘V’ spot of the enVy pillow when you lay down on your side. The back of your head should be touching the slope on the other side. One useful tip for finding the right side sleeping position is to start off on your back, right in the centre part of the pillow. From there, roll onto your preferred side and you should be in the right sweet spot. … with your baby face away from the pillow. It’s very subtle but that is all that is needed. Check out the demonstration below.
Maintain the Correct Angle
You can also perform a little trick with your upper shoulder also helps. When you’re on your side, that upper shoulder should be angled back slightly. It’s common for side sleepers to let that top shoulder slump forward, but pulling it back just a little will help train you to use the pillow correctly.. and with optimal alignment. The bonus is also less wrinkles on your chest area caused by side sleeping. Another great way to encourage this proper positioning is to place a regular pillow between your knees when side sleeping and under your knees while back sleeping.
More Wrinkle Prevention Tips
If you are truly intent on minimizing contact and keeping sleep wrinkles at bay, don’t slide your bottom arm under the pillow as you sleep. This will alter the angle and create pressure between the pillow and side of your face. Try placing your bottom arm along the side of the pillow. It may feel strange at first, but you’ll get used to it quickly and the results are well worth it!
So tell us… do you try to sleep on your back to avoid wrinkles?