Sleeping In This Position Makes You Get Wrinkles Faster, Says Science

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The ever-dreaded wrinkles — they’re inevitable. They are so dreaded and so inevitable that million-dollar markets have sprouted up all over the world claiming to battle them. From lotions and potions for the face to body firming creams and Botox, people shell out big money just to smooth out the creases.

This stuff gets expensive, and not everyone who wants to look beautiful and wrinkle-free can afford them. But what if you could prevent wrinkles by just changing a couple of habits and minor addictions?

It may cost you in discipline, but otherwise, putting a stop to these habits may help you slow down the wrinkle process and avoid some of them all together.

1. Sleeping on your side


Sleeping on my side is so comfortable. But apparently, it can cause major wrinkles to the body. While sleeping on your side, the skin creates small folds which can eventually lead to early wrinkles. I won’t be the only one tossing and turning tonight over the news, though.

According to a survey by the UK Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, 41 percent of 1,000 participants said that they slept on their side. How can you kick this habit? Have your partner tie you to the bedpost before bed? It’s the best I’ve come up with.

2. Looking at your phone


Okay, this just keeps getting worse. Can scrolling through your Instagram feed every ten minutes really make you age faster? Apparently so. Looking at a screen for long periods of time causes the eyes to strain which will make you squint and, eventually, lead to some pretty deep wrinkles around the eyes.

And according to skin care expert Elizabeth Rimmer, looking down at your phone gives gravity a bit of boost, making the skin sag much faster than usual. Solution? Maybe lay off the social media for a bit; it would probably do you some good.

3. Drinking through a straw


It makes a whole lot of sense when you think about it. Picture those long-term smokers who get that whole mess of wrinkles around their mouths when they’re older. The pucker motion you do to drink from a straw is very similar to the motion of smoking, which leaves straw drinkers with some very similar wrinkles. Ditch the tube and chug from a cup. It’s better for the environment anyway.

4. Using hot water


Alright, now I’m starting to think that getting a few early wrinkles may not be that bad. Seriously, giving up hot water in the shower just isn’t in the cards for me. If you are able to brave the tease that is lukewarm water, you may just be able to hold on to your looks a little longer.

If wrinkles really bother you and there is no way that you see yourself affording Botox anytime in the future, you better start working on changing these bad habits. However, if you want to live your life, sleep comfortably and bask in the beauty of a steamy shower every now and then, maybe it’s time to accept those little creases.