Wrinkles will form no matter what. But they don’t all have to show up. One example is sleep wrinkles, which become permanent when you sleep in a certain way. The problem gets worse as time goes on. Scientists have investigated the best way to reduce wrinkles while sleeping.
Sleeping in certain positions – especially on the side – affects the appearance of unusual wrinkles (so-called sleep wrinkles) And since we sleep for a third of our lives, it’s worth knowing how to rest if those extra wrinkles are not welcome by us.
Sleep wrinkles can be avoided
You have to sleep, so how can you avoid getting wrinkles while you sleep? Researchers at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, led by Dr. Goesel Anson, a plastic surgeon, found that the only way to get rid of sleep lines is to not put pressure on your face while you sleep. So, in this case, the best way to sleep is on your back, or supine.
We can try sleeping on our backs, which is easier with certain pillows. But you should keep in mind that sleeping on your back can make some diseases worse, like sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease. A better solution might be to get a special pillow that lets you sleep on your side without making your face look funny.
A problem that increases with age
With age, the skin loses the ingredients that allow it to regain its former appearance (collagen, elastin, water). The number of body position changes at night also decreases (from 27 to 16). Most of us sleep mostly on our sides (65% of our sleep time), and on our backs less often (30%).
Sleep wrinkles and mimic wrinkles
Wrinkles after sleeping differ from mimic wrinkles in their location, mechanism of formation and arrangement. They arise as a result of external forces (not subcutaneous muscle contractions, as in the case of mimic wrinkles) and are perpendicular to the mimic wrinkles.