Proper Sleeping Posture for Less Wrinkles & Neck Pain


The least expected causes of wrinkles are simply your sleeping posture. If you sleep on your side or your stomach, your face might be pressed into your pillow, causing your skin to fold up and form vertical wrinkles. Since we spend around a third of our lives asleep these “sleep lines” get repeatedly reinforced and etched into your skin over time, like folds in leather shoes. The best way to avoid these is by sleeping on your back.  One easy way of training yourself into back sleeping is by using a rolled-up towel under your neck.  A towel instead of a pillow eliminates the possibility of your face pressing against dry cotton overnight. It also flattens our any chest wrinkles that can form when you sleep on your side. (lay out your towel and smooth out any lumps; fold it in half (shorter side to shorter side); take the short side and start rolling it up tightly; use hair bands or string and tie the ends so it doesn’t ravel in the middle of the night; Remove your pillow and place the towel where your neck will go; Lie down on your back so the towel is supporting your neck; If the towel is not comfortable you can experiment with larger or smaller towels, or by placing a low pillow under your head. It should feel solid and snug, pressing at the base of your head). The benefit of sleeping with a towel under your neck is to decreased risk of neck pain. The makeshift pillow really supports your neck as you shift throughout the night. Pro-Hack- if your head just won’t stay still on the towel, opt for a silk or copper pillow case.