Aging is the most dreaded transformation we all have to face at some point in our lives. That’s why we take to expensive skincare and beauty products to look younger. The average American woman, for example, spends about $313 per month on appearance alone while the men, on their part, spend about $244 over the same period.
But more than what you spend on beauty products, what impacts your body and health are your everyday habits. Here are unhealthy daily habits that make you age faster than normal.
1. You Lie Down on The Side During Sleep
Most adults settle into bed without giving much thought to how they are situated. It is such a routine habit that many rarely bother about how it affects their health.
Sleeping positions has one of the strongest effects on your body, especially when done consistently.
In a study, researchers found that the compression to the face during sleep causes facial distortion when people sleep on their sides, leading to the formation of sleep wrinkles over time.
“Sleep wrinkles are formed in response to the distortion created when the face is pressed against any sleep surface. These wrinkles tend to worsen over time due to repetition increasing the speed of aging.”
Also, another study showed that sleeping positions caused various facial lines, which are a major cause of wrinkles on the face.
If you’ve noticed how you wake up with creases, lines, and wrinkles on your face after sleeping in a sideways position, then that most likely is one of the major causes of aging on your face. Sleeping on your side squashes your face into the pillow, causing wrinkles. The better way to sleep, get well-rested, and wake up feeling youthful is to sleep on your back.