Train Yourself to Sleep on Your Back (It's Easier Than You Think)

Alina Gonzalez
by Alina Gonzalez

Sleeping on your back might seem impossible if you’re a habitual side or stomach sleeper, but the beauty benefits are huge. Sleeping any other way but face up accelerates the formation of sleep-related wrinkles from the repeated, extended pressing of your face into your pillow. In addition, sleeping on your back helps drain fluid so you’re less puffy when you wake up, while also limiting contact with bacteria on dirty pillowcases, which can, in turn, prevent breakouts. As if that weren’t all reason enough to stop your stomach- or side-sleeping habits, keeping your head, neck, and spine in neutral alignment, as happens when back sleeping, is best for your body and joints.

If your first reaction to the idea of sleeping on your back is, “yeah right,” or “there’s no way,” you’re going to want to keep reading. We promise, it’s easier than you think to train yourself to sleep like a mummy—and your wrinkle-free face will thank you each morning (and forever). Keep scrolling to learn how.

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