This morning I woke up with a new eye wrinkle, missing lashes on my right eye, and a tiny crick in my neck. I'd just been on a roll, with over two weeks straight of back sleeping. It was shocking to see the damage from just one night of returning to my side. I'm on a journey over here to master back sleeping for both my health and beauty.
Benefits of Back Sleeping
We’ve all probably heard the benefits of back sleeping by now. It helps the growth of your hair, lashes and brows, while keeping those crows feet far away. Even with all the evidence, actually being able to sleep on your back is another thing. Today I’ve decided to try again, to fully commit, and practice what I preach: Sleep on your back! Here are some tips to help you on your way to back sleeping. Maybe if we all try together at the same time it will help. :)
My number one routine that has been working, is placing pillows behind my knees, as well as placing pillows on either side of my head, and waist. Yes, that's a lot of pillows, and I'm hoping this method will require less once I get in the swing of it.
Another position that has been working for me, is bending one knee, while placing the foot of the bent knee behind the opposite knee. This sort of looks like tree pose in yoga, though the foot is beneath the leg, keeping the opposite knee from hyper extending while you sleep. This makes your lower back more comfortable. This position wakes me up often, so I tried alternating the bent leg throughout the night. It was a good "training wheels" position for the first couple of nights.
All tucked in, I recommend putting on a lullaby mediation. This will help you doze off before you start fidgeting. There are so many good ones! Here is a link to one I love.
If you have mastered the art of back sleeping, I would love to hear how you did it in the comments below!
A glad girl from the start, expert eyelash artist, Sarah Elaine Moore has been bringing Glad Lash eyelash extensions into the homes of her premier Hollywood clients for over thirteen years. Sarah attended the Make Up Designory in Burbank CA in 2002, studying Film & Television Makeup. She has also trained with the world-renowned Fletcher Pilates Company, where she spent six years exploring how beauty professionals can prevent injury and increase longevity in their careers. Sarah is currently Volume Lash Trainer at Glad Lash Academy. Her mission through her guest posts on the Glad Lash Blog is to make the best better, inspiring confidence and instilling value in eyelash artists and clients.