Ok so you’ve finally hit the sheets and decided to call it a night!! We are so happy for you as that marks the first step towards getting your beauty dose! However, even your snooze time has its own beauty rules.. Were you ever aware that you must sleep on your back as opposed to your side or face down? While you resort to your unconsciousness part of your conscious should be aware, (yes, the beauty quest is ongoing and never rests).. CIIN breaks it down for you, and as usual enlightens you in every way possible.. 6 Reasons why you should train yourself to become a back sleeper!
1 || Save Your Spine!
Sleeping on your back is the most difficult position to stay in. We know, but when you fall asleep face-up, your weight is evenly distributed across your skeletal frame, meaning less pressure on your spine, head and neck,.Kiss those morning cramps and aches goodbye!
2 || Avoid Acid Reflux
Sleeping on your back is the optimal position for those with acid reflux, as it helps prevent backup in the esophagus by keeping your head elevated.
3 || Avoid Wrinkles
If science alone isn’t enough to convince you to make the effort to sleep back-style, Then beauty must be the deal breaker for you, sleeping on your back doesn’t just benefit your face, but other areas of your body, like the chest, from potential wrinkles. Smooshing your face and chest into the pillow and the sheets literally crinkles the skin. How many times have you woken up to sheet marks on your cheeks?
4 || Avoid Puffiness
Fluid also tends to build up in your face at night when you sleep on your sides, so lying parallel to the ceiling will help it to drain, which means less puffiness.
5 || Maintain Perky Breasts
If you sleep facing downward or on your side, your breasts may change shape over a long period of time. More specifically, sleeping on your stomach is bad for your breasts because they are pressed against your mattress for hours..
6 || Avoid Arm Numbness
Snuggling into bed and falling asleep on either sides is a common sleep position, but it may adversely affect muscles and nerves. Resting the head (or the whole body) on a single arm can restrict blood flow and press down on the nerves, which results in “rubber arm” or painful pins and needles.
Bottom line to all you sleeping beauties, the benefits of sleeping on our backs outweigh the ease of sleeping sideways or on stomach, but sleeping on your back is certainly easier said than done. It’s our body’s natural inclination to move about while we sleep, but with time, you can actually train yourself to do be a back-sleeper.