NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — We’ve all heard of getting beauty sleep, but what if getting that rest actually contributed to wrinkles? Some doctors say it all depends on how you use your pillow.
If you think a little shut-eye rejuvenates you for the day ahead, Dr. Michael Kane says think again.
“People don’t realize this, but for a third of your life, you’re laying on a pillow that is ripping and shearing the ligaments under your skin,” he told CBS2’s Alex Denis.
That means you may get sleep wrinkles.
“These diagonal wrinkles along the jaw line, the diagonal wrinkles on the forehead and even vertical wrinkles on your cheek,” Kane said.
Many women weren’t thrilled by the news.
“We’re always trying to stay young, using beauty products, and now you can’t even sleep peacefully,” said Debbie Siricl.
But it also affects men.
“Men and woman both get sleep wrinkles depending on how they sleep on their pillows,” said Kane.
Many people choose to have filler injected to soften the look of sleep wrinkles, but there are a number of products available that say they’ll lessen the formation of wrinkles from sleep.
One option is called the JuveRest pillow.
“It does help to cradle your head so you sleep on your back, not rolling side to side,” said Kane. “If you’re a side sleeper, there’s a side pocket for your head and you’re shoulder.”
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