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  • Writer's pictureBon Blossman

You've Been Sleeping All Wrong! The Startling Sleep Habit Upending Everything We Knew About Beauty

Every night, millions of us do it without a second thought. However, emerging research shows that how you've been sleeping could profoundly affect your health and beauty. Dive into these surprising revelations that are turning the world of slumber on its head!

There's not much good about this technique.
An example of how not to sleep.

1. Sleeping Beauty was on to Something: According to recent studies, those who sleep on their backs can help prevent facial wrinkles and acne breakouts, due to less friction against the pillow 1.

2. Mind-Boggling Brain Cleanup: While you're off in dreamland, your brain goes into overdrive, literally washing itself of toxins, thanks to the glymphatic system, which is the glial cells working with the lymphatic system to clear those brain toxins.

Researchers suggest sleeping on your side helps this detox process better than other positions 2. Okay, so which is it? On your back or side? Well, the good news is that you probably do a bit of both during the night.

3. Alarmingly Healthy Hair: Did you know the material of your pillowcase can affect your hair's health? Silk and satin pillowcases reduce friction, leading to less hair breakage than traditional cotton cases 3. I have a Blissy silk pillowcase that I love. I've had to replace it because it tore, so I can't comment on durability, but it's lovely.

4. The Surprising Sleep Position for Digestion: Elevating the head about 6-8 inches while sleeping can aid digestion and reduce acid reflux symptoms. It's a simple trick that could profoundly benefit your gut health 4.

5. The Napping Paradox: Is napping only for kids or the elderly? Think again! A power nap of 10-20 minutes can boost your alertness and motor learning skills, showing that a little daytime shut-eye goes a long way 5. I wished I could nap some days. I'm just not wired this way, but a little cat nap is good for you.

Conclusion: From skin health to cognitive function, the secrets to a better lifestyle might lie in how you snooze. It's time to rethink and reclaim your beauty sleep!


  1. "Sleep Wrinkles: Facial Aging and Facial Distortion During Sleep". Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

  2. "Could Body Posture During Sleep Affect How Your Brain Clears Waste?". Stony Brook University News.

  3. "The Effects of Bedding on Hair Breakage". Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

  4. "Effects of Bed Head Elevation on the Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux". Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

  5. "The Restorative Effect of Naps on Perceptual Deterioration". Nature Neuroscience.

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