Q: How may people sleep on their back as opposed to their side or belly?
A: A whopping 86% of the population DO NOT sleep on their backs. Is it any wonder that so few people you meet actually look good for their age? Around 14%, maybe?
Q: Why do so many people sleep on their sides?
A: Because it’s natural. We slept in our mother’s belly in a fetal position which we can now only achieve by sleeping on our side.
Q: Why is it so hard for me to sleep on my back?
A: It’s just like any other good habit you have to learn to form, like eating healthy and exercising where the results are worth the effort.
Q: What makes your pillow different from other pillows claiming to be for back sleepers?
A: My Back Sleeper pillow is not for back sleepers — it’s for those who want or need to become back sleepers. Our pillow is made for back sleeping only, period. It may sound stringent but it’s straight forward, simple physics. Note: It is not recommended for pregnant women to sleep on their backs.
Q: How exactly does My Back Sleeper pillow keep me on my back?
A: The middle section of our pillow is contoured memory foam designed for back sleeping, so you get the neck support and comfort you need while on your back. The sides of the pillow are raised mounds that gently block your head from turning too much to either side, which is usually the first step in re-positioning yourself onto your side or belly during the night.
Q: If sleeping on your back is so effective in preventing wrinkles, why doesn’t everyone do it?
A: Not everyone knows the difference between naturally occurring wrinkles and sleep-lines caused by sleeping positions. In fact, it wasn’t until the late 1980′s that the connection between sleeping position and this peculiar type of wrinkles was made!
Q: I like to start out falling asleep on my side, will My Back Sleeper allow me to do that?
A: Nope. The whole idea is to get used to sleeping on your back and it begins the moment you lie down to go to sleep.
Q: Is sleeping on your back the best way to prevent chest wrinkles?
A: Yes! Just like wearing a bra when you are standing up, sleeping on your back allows the breasts to sit atop your chest without pulling and stretching the skin or folding together to cause a ‘crumpled paper’ effect.
Q: Is My Back Sleeper a training pillow or one that I use forever?
A: Both or either. The pillow is designed and constructed to train the body to get accustomed to and enjoy sleeping on the back. Once you get yourself consistently and freely sleeping on your back, it’s up to you on whether to continue its use.
Q: Are there published studies or data on sleep-lines and sleeping positions?
A: The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) cautions that sleeping in certain positions night after night leads to “sleep-lines” — wrinkles that become etched into the surface of the skin and don’t disappear once you’re up. Sleeping on your side increases wrinkles on cheeks and chin, while sleeping face-down gives you a furrowed brow. To reduce wrinkle formation, the AAD says, sleep on your back.
A New York Times article titled Fighting Cleavage Wrinkles stated the following:
“The skin just below the neck can reveal a woman’s age and skin-care history just as easily as her hands can. Cleavage wrinkles are deep, vertical creases caused by hours spent sleeping on one’s side, where gravity forces the top breast to bend farther past the body’s midline than it should.”
Q: How long will it take me to start sleeping on my back?
A: Everyone is different, but you’ll get the hang of it!
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