I Get Wrinkles While I'm Sleeping?!

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Dr. Schultz also shared this amazing Tip of the Week:

When you think about sleeping, you usually think about it in terms of hours. For example, you slept eight hours last night. Let's however, take a step back, and think about it at a higher level. Not only did you sleep hours, but you slept 1/3 of the day. Now let's get even higher: assuming you're forty years old, you've slept for over thirteen years. And if you sleep on your side or stomach, that means your face has been, for lack of a better word, "smushed" against your pillow for thirteen years! Believe it or not, this weight against your face will create what are called "sleep wrinkles" and can even worsen existing lines. So to prevent sleep wrinkles and to help reduce existing facial lines, sleep on your back.

5 comments

  1. haha ive read about that before too! especially if you have "cotton" pillow cases. silk ones are better in preventing wrinkles while sleeping. haha weird!!

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  2. Interesting article. Good thing I sleep on my back :)

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  3. GAH! I know and I HATE it when I wake up with my face completely smooshed into my pillow. But I never thought of it in terms of YEARS! I will be strapping myself face up from now on!

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  4. April....the good news is no more smooshed face for you!!
    Best wishes
    Dr. Schultz

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  5. Interesting article. I have been sleeping with my face on the pillow. Time to sleep on my back.

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