Is Your Sleep Position Unknowingly Aging You?

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We've been told for years that the amount of sleep we log each night can have a direct impact on the way we look. After all, when we get anything less than a full seven or eight hours, pesky dark circles, discoloration, and puffiness annoyingly can begin to plague our complexions. But did you know something as simple as your sleep position could also cause premature signs of aging?

Up until recently, we had no idea. Many of the common aging factors are obvious: sun exposure, smoking, squinting—the list goes on. But then there are things like sleep position that fly under the radar (for example, yo-yo dieting weakens the elastin in your skin, causing wrinkles). To investigate, we're breaking down the most common sleep positions to explain how they may contribute to fine lines and wrinkles.

Keep reading to find out if you're giving yourself sleep wrinkles and what you can do about it.

Next up: seven bedroom updates to make for a good night's sleep.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Erin Jahns.