Do you prefer to sleep on your side? Or are you more of a belly-sleeper? It’s hard to change up your sleep pattern let alone how you’re positioned when you’re snoozing, but a recent post about long-term effects can lead to that change. Read on to see why sleeping on your stomach is worse than you think, and switch up how you sleep to fight these negative effects:
BACK & NECK PROBLEMS
Sleeping on your belly is a major issue for your spinal alignment since the way you’re positioned in your bed can shift your neck and back out of place for hours on end. As a result, you cause strain on your body due to the unnatural elevation of your neck. Stretch it out or try certain exercises that can help alleviate long-term symptoms and future pain.
Yet another reason to change your position: staying youthful! While we’ve all heard that sleeping on your stomach can cause wrinkles, you may not have taken any action to change your habits. But think about it: with your face crammed into your pillow every night, you’re leaving creases in your face! Try your best to re-program how you sleep each night if you’re worried about fine lines and wrinkles. It’ll definitely save your skin! Bonus tip: using silk pillowcases or sheets will prevent creases!
Speaking of saving skin, you put your face in danger of blemishes each time you smoosh it in your pillow. You’re inviting all kinds of bacteria from the pillow to get onto your face… That can cause major acne! Try an anti-microbial pillow to keep bacteria at bay and a spot treatment to keep your face looking fresh.
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