The anti-ageing mistake you could be making as you sleep

Whilst the majority of women spend a lot of time on their beauty routines some aren’t factoring in how much sleep they get.

And now bedding experts Casper have revealed that our sleeping position may be wrecking havoc with our beauty routine too. Whether we love sleeping on our stomachs or our side, the truth is that this can cause a lot of pressure for the skin on our faces.

According to research, only 14 percent of people sleep on their backs. And even though you may fall asleep on your back, it’s not always guaranteed that you’ll stay that way throughout the night.

So, what’s the secret?

Casper believe the key is to find a pillow that has a balance of softness and support.

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“Our pillows have an inner pillow filled with a billion coated fibres that creates an adaptive liquid-like feel and responds to your movements through the night,” says Constantin Eis, co-founder and global MD for Casper.

“They also regulate your body temperature, meaning you’re always sleeping on the cool side of the pillow, ensuring you always wake up feeling well rested and fresh faced.”

While it’s also well noted that getting a good nights kip can do wonders for our skin. Sleeping releases melatonin, the sleep hormone, which plays an important anti-ageing role, helping facilitate hair growth and repair damaged skin.

A clinical trial commissioned by Estée Lauder found that people who had less sleep every night showed increased signs of skin ageing.

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While professor Chris Fox, a lecturer at the University of East Anglia believes that lack of sleep will have an overall impact on our well being. Chris told the Daily Mail, “The brain is processing and filing memories away from the day while we are asleep and clearing away toxins. If these toxins are not cleared, this can lead to inflammation in the body.

“Although inflammation is generally a beneficial response to tissue damage or infection, when it is extensive or prolonged, it can harm healthy tissues and disrupt normal cellular function.”

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