Sleeping positions ruining my health

Which sleeping position do you use most?

To fall asleep I often need to be lying on my stomach or side. However, these sleeping positions are hazardous to my health!
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Not exactly hazardous, but they are causing problems. Two specific problems that are currently bothering me. My teeth and my wrinkles.

Let’s start with my teeth.

Thanks to wearing a dental plate during my younger years I had wonderfully straight teeth. No braces required!

Then, within the past few years I’ve noticed a change. My front teeth are moving out of place. So during my (semi-regular) dentist appointment I asked about this movement.

One expensive wisdom tooth removal surgery later, my teeth are still moving.

Maybe it’s just my paranoia but I think they’re moving faster each day

The answer:

I finally realised that sleeping on my stomach pushes my teeth backwards each night. That’s a lot of hours of pushing!

Now on to the wrinkly bit

I am pretty careful with skin care and applying sunscreen regularly so I was surprised (read: mortified) to find I have a deep wrinkle on my body.

Right there on my chest. A big wrinkle.

Now, I know it’s all superficial appearance nonsense and I shouldn’t worry. I agree. I wish wrinkles didn’t bother any of us. However, it’s playing on my mind and affecting my self esteem.

The solution

I found my solution while reading a book called Amazing Face by Zoe Foster. Right there in the pages was my answer.

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The book clearly stated that to stop boob wrinkles I have to stop sleeping on my side.

The other problem

I can’t fall asleep on my back.

I just can’t.

How to fall asleep on your back

While trying out apps to combat insomnia I found out that:
1. Some really work to put me to sleep.

2. If I fall asleep on my back while listening to these apps I stay on my back until I wake.

Some nights I really can’t stand lying on my back so I give up. But otherwise I have discovered the best way for my body to sleep.

Have you found any issues with your sleeping positions? Please share in the comments section.

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