Adequate and regular sleep is one of the measures to be taken in the fight against aging. There is no doubt that irregular sleep is a factor that negatively affects our overall health. It is also known that it accelerates facial aging and the anatomical changes of aging and enables wrinkles to appear earlier and faster.
We talked about the role of sleep in aging Aesthetic, Plastic Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. Erdem Aksoy says that moisturizing, cleansing and protecting the skin, which we describe as the abc of sleep and skin care taken in a regular and appropriate position, has a positive effect not only on beauty, but also on our whole body health, to look younger and to maintain this for a long time. Emphasizing that health and beauty cannot be considered separately, Aesthetic, Plastic Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. Erdem Aksoy explained the importance of our sleeping position on facial aging while getting adequate and regular sleep.
Sleeping like this makes people old!
Our experience shows that especially sleeping on a hard pillow and using the intensiveposition during sleep can accelerate aging. It is also necessary to say that most people lie more on one side during sleep in the side position, and aging effects appear more intensely on that side over the years.
It is certain that a person will not have complete symmetry in his entire body, including the face, but this imbalance in side lying can make this asymmetry even more pronounced. Again, it should not be forgotten that in some people, additional wrinkles, which we can call sleep lines, may occur depending on the habit of side-sleeping. It is obvious that taking precautions at an early age is the most important step to protect against all these.
The less pressure on your face during sleep, the better. However, it should not be forgotten that very soft pillows will be harmful in terms of neck and spine health. A soft pillow should be chosen to provide the appropriate spine position during sleep. Side-lying should be avoided as much as possible. It may not be possible to control the side lying position during sleep, but at least if you choose the supine position in the transition to sleep, this can become a habit over time.
What are the things to be considered to be young looking?
Of course, it is not possible for us to control everything that is effective in aging. There are many factors that we cannot control such as genetic factors and environmental factors. However, there are things that we can simply apply, such as sleeping positions. Keeping the skin constantly moist and clean and protecting it from sunlight is the abc of this job. When it comes to moisture, it should not come to mind to use moisturizing cosmetics intensely.
Like the entire human body, the skin also needs water endogenously, that is, the water we drink. Almost 90 percent of the moisturization of the skin occurs endogenously, thanks to the water we drink. If we do not provide this, no matter how much moisturizer we apply from the outside, maybe we can only keep our skin moist in appearance, it will actually remain dry. Therefore, it would be correct to drink 8-10 glasses (approximately 2-2.5 liters) of water a day not only for beauty but also for health.
One mistake that most of us make is to include the tea and coffee we drink when calculating this amount. Tea and coffee are pharmacologically effective as a diuretic and cause fluid loss around their own volume. It is necessary to make a habit of drinking the required amount of water in our daily life. At the same time, you can have a sufficiently moisturized skin by regularly using moisturizing cosmetics suitable for your skin structure.
What can be done for regular sleep?
Insufficient sleep reduces the protective molecules released from the blood cells and also negatively affects the various protein molecules that play a role in immunity.
Continuous sleep deprivation due to various reasons, from restless legs syndrome to noisy home environment, from busy work life to excessive caffeine consumption, invites many diseases. Although insomnia is directly related to mood changes such as anger, aggression and emotional outbursts, it can also worsen existing psychiatric diseases such as depression and anxiety. It decreases abilities such as attention, focus, decision-making, memory and creativity and increases the risk of Alzheimer’s in the long term.
There is a direct relationship between the immune system and sleep. When people are sleep deprived, their immune power decreases and their risk of getting sick increases. When we look at the subject in terms of infections, we know that sleep changes different aspects of the immune system in a way that helps protect against infections. Therefore, lack of sleep leads to reduced immunity and more susceptibility to infections.
Insomnia also triggers risks such as weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, colorectal cancer, and sexual dysfunctions.
What to do for regular sleep?
- In order to establish and maintain a regular sleep routine, it is necessary to be physically active during the day and say goodbye to daytime sleep.
- Eating and especially drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages just before bed should be avoided.
- In addition, it is necessary to wake up at the same time every day, to turn off all electronic devices in the house before going to bed, to go to sleep after giving ourselves a rest for a while in a quiet and dark environment.
- Support can be taken from melisa and chamomile teas.
- Despite all this, if the desired sleep level cannot be reached in terms of time and quality, treatment can be applied by the doctor if a doctor is consulted and a diagnosis is made due to a condition called sleep disorder.
What should be done to prevent skin wrinkles while sleeping?
Stating that prone and side sleep causes wrinkles on the face, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist Dr. Başar Kaya suggested that these people wear berets while sleeping in order to prevent this. Dr. Kaya stated that the wrinkles on the face due to the lying position cannot be treated with botox or filling.
Stating that sleeping with an elastic and non-sweating beanie prevents wrinkles and deformations caused by sleeping position, Dr. Kaya stated that the most important reason of wrinkles on the skin is making too much facial expressions, and the second reason is the lying position.
Dr. Kaya continued his words as follows: “There is one of the wrinkles that is completely related to the lying position. We see this especially in the prone and cross lying people. If you pay attention to some of the people around you, you will see that the wrinkles on their faces are cross lines that are not related to any mimic movement. You will see it on the cheeks, even from the edge of the eye to the forehead, and even in men who do not have hair, you will see them go upwards.
When you lie on your right side, left side or face down, your shoulder on that side becomes smaller. Your face is getting more deformed. In women, the breast on that side is more asymmetrical. You crush one side of your body in a third of your life with your own body weight. This does not happen when you lie on your back. Lying on your back is important for the symmetry of the face. “
Hollywood stars sleep
taken to prevent creasing of Hollywood stars and explained eyebrow regions that upward bands and continued to say: “Nowadays there are those who practice it. There are also in Turkey. There are sofas in the underlying’s, ‘get tight spaces I’m not going in the lurch,’ he. simple to actually get it Years ago I identified some of these lines myself. I’ve been looking for a solution ever since. I thought about what I could do without aesthetic intervention.
There are tight elastic berets used by skiers and motorcyclists. These berets stretch the face upwards and also protect the hair. Those who have welded lines should apply it. This method prevents the lines from getting deeper and more stronger. I have been sleeping by wearing an elastic beret for six years. My wife and children were initially odd, but now they got used to it. Especially those who see their lines when they look in the mirror should try it. “
“There is no cure with botox or filling”
Stating that there is no treatment for wrinkles caused by the way you sleep, Dr. Başar Kaya said, “There is no treatment of wrinkles caused by the way of sleeping with botox or filling because the movement is repeated. We always continue to do this. I recommend this method that is elastic and not sweating. These are the materials of 5-10 lira. “If not, the wrinkle will gradually decrease because you eliminate the cause of the wrinkle. The body can also heal or heal itself a little. But the main goal is to make sure that they do not occur at all or to ensure that the existing ones do not deteriorate.”
Sleeping for less than 7 hours makes it easier to catch Covid-19 and flu
Continuous sleep deprivation due to various reasons, from restless legs syndrome to noisy home environment, from busy work life to excessive caffeine consumption, invites many diseases. Although insomnia is directly related to mood changes such as anger, aggression, and emotional outbursts, it can also worsen existing psychiatric diseases such as depression and anxiety.
“There is a direct relationship between the immune system and sleep. When people are sleep deprived, their immune power decreases and their risk of getting sick increases. When we look at the subject in terms of infections, we know that sleep changes different aspects of the immune system to help protect against infections. Therefore, lack of sleep leads to reduced immunity and more susceptibility to infections. “
How is a regular sleep pattern maintained?
Stating that in order to establish and maintain a regular sleep routine, it is necessary to be physically active during the day and say goodbye to daytime sleep. Akkurt suggested not to eat and especially not to drink alcoholic and caffeinated drinks just before going to bed.
He also recommended waking up at the same time every day, turning off all electronic devices in the house before going to bed, going to sleep after giving ourselves a rest in a quiet and dark environment for a while. He expressed that support can be obtained from melisa and chamomile teas.
Despite all this, he added that if the desired level of sleep cannot be reached in terms of time and quality, a doctor can be consulted and a doctor may be treated for a condition called sleep disorder.