Train Yourself to Sleep on Your Back (It's Easier Than You Think)

Alina Gonzalez
by Alina Gonzalez

Sleeping on your back might seem impossible if you’re a habitual side or stomach sleeper, but the beauty benefits are huge. Sleeping any other way but face up accelerates the formation of sleep-related wrinkles from the repeatedly pressing your face into your pillow for extended periods. Additionally, sleeping on your back helps drain fluid, so you're less puffy when you wake up, and also limit contact with bacteria on dirty pillowcases, which can, in turn, prevent breakouts. As if all of these points aren't reason enough to stop your stomach- or side-sleeping habits, know that keeping your head, neck, and spine in neutral alignment (a result of sleeping on your back) is best for your body and joints.

If your first reaction to the idea of sleeping on your back is "yeah right" or "there's no way," you're going to want to keep reading. We promise it's easier than you think to train yourself to sleep like a mummy—and your wrinkle-free face will thank you each morning (and forever). Keep scrolling to learn how!

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