Will a special pillow to sleep on help with wrinkles?

Hi Dr. Irwin, I'm thinking of buying a pillow that claims to help position your face while sleeping to help prevent creases caused by sleeping on your side with a traditional pillow. Would I be wasting my money? I do see a deep crease on the side of my cheek sometimes in the morning. thanks, Kathy

I think this is a fun questions!  First, there’s no data on this.  But………… most people have more wrinkles and less volume on the side they sleep on most.  You can probably see this with your friends if they are over 35.  Look carefully with even lighting at both sides.   Look for the side that flatter and a little more wrinkly and then ask if that’s the side they sleep on.  So if you’re really a total side sleeper on one side you might want to try the pillow.  It’s inexpensive and really can’t hurt you. Dr. I 


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