Why you should never sleep on a cotton pillowcase

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By Sean Dowling, Buzz60

Never sleep on a cotton pillowcase. It can add years to your appearance by causing wrinkles. Silk pillowcases are the best choice for beauty rest.

According to skincare experts, they cut down on friction against the face. They're also said to reduce irritation, hair frizz and wrinkles.

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Cotton pillowcases are said to catch your skin because they don't allow skin to slide. On the other hand, silk pillowcases are said to let your skin breathe, while not pulling at the skin. Lying face down could also cause aging.

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Sleep eating

Nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder is characterized by people sleep walking to their kitchens and eating. Often times, they have no recollection of it, and only realize when they discover messes and missing food.

Sometimes, the patient has severe weight gain and other health issues attributed to the disorder. 

Frequently, the foods eaten are high in fat, sugar and carbohydrates. Furthermore, people with the disorder create bizarre food combinations with the items they have access to in their kitchen. 

Acting out their dreams

REM sleep behavior disorder physically play out their dreams, moving their bodies or even getting out of bed.

Their dreams are so vivid and real, that during REM sleep, which normally restrains your muscles, your body still flails. 

Hallucinations 

It is possible to experience auditory, visual, tactile and olfactory hallucinations, as many times, the person cannot tell what is part of a dream and what is part of reality. 

The hallucinations often happen in the stages right before sleep (hypnogogic) or after sleep (hypnopompic). Hypnogogic can be associated with sleep paralysis and a fearful sensation. 

Hypnopompic is usually associated with dreams and 'feeling a presence in the room'. 

Sleep sex

Called 'sexsomnia', it falls under the category of parasomnia, the stage right before you fall asleep.

When a person has this disorder, they oftentimes engage in sexual acts with a partner or themselves, while asleep. They have no recollection of it. 

It is more common for people who normally are affected by other sleep disorders, or those taking sleep medications.

Sleep texting

Apparently, more and more people are sending texts in their sleep. 

"It is very common for people to do things in their sleep that they do repeatedly during the day," said a neurologist in an article to BBC. 

Understandably, the texts make little sense to the person after they've woken up. 

Exploding head syndrome 

It occurs when you're about to drift off into sleep, and suddenly a loud noise goes off in your head. 

Another parasomnia event, exploding head syndrome sounds similar to a clap of thunder or bomb. However, it sounds as if the noise could be heard by everyone, but in reality, it's internal.

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Even Kourtney Kardashian is a fan of silk. She says on her app it won't dry out skin like cotton pillowcases because it doesn't absorb natural oils from your skin.

It isn't clear if she was paid for the post.

With that said, silk pillowcases will set you back up to $100 -- but can you really put a price on preventing wrinkles?

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Nordstrom reviewer says "This eyemask is fantastic! The material is so soft and luxurious. It does wonders for my under eyes! No bags and less poofy eyes! "

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