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    Lightbulb How do you sleep?

    Sadly, I hurt my back on Monday & have had to sleep laying on my back (I am usually

    very much a right-hand side sleeper) and since then have noticed that my right cheek is

    very much paler!

    I am having considerable sucess with the RLT unit, however from a cosmetic point of view

    sleeping on my back certainly helps the look of the rosacea on my cheeks!

    After years of sleeping on my side, maybe lying on my back to sleep needs to be an

    option.

    Just a thought!

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    Interesting!

    Is your right cheek usually redder than your left?

    I too am a mostly right side sleeper, with some on my back. However my left cheek is almost always worse than my right cheek. Weird.

    I'm happy for you that it's a positive change, rather than a negative one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutantfrog View Post
    Interesting!

    Is your right cheek usually redder than your left?

    I too am a mostly right side sleeper, with some on my back. However my left cheek is almost always worse than my right cheek. Weird.

    I'm happy for you that it's a positive change, rather than a negative one!
    Thank you!

    Yes, my right cheek has always been my worst, it even has more thread veins!

    If it means that my side sleeping is making my rosacea look worse, I will HAVE to change!

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    I normally sleep on one side and too have found that this side tends to be redder in general and usually flushed when I wake up. Over the years I have taken to sleeping right on the edge of the pillow with one hand cupped around my ear so that my cheek is not actually touching the pillow that does make sense

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    wow ok maybe I'm just a freak! I wonder why the opposite cheek for me is always worse? I'm right handed--i hold the phone to that side, i rest my head on that side usually when reading...so bizarre...

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    I can't sleep on the sides of my face either due to the same reasons.

    I have trained myself to sleep on my back, propped up. This can be uncomfortable on a continual basis, but on the bright side ( no pun intended), we should have far less wrinkles than our peers in years to come!
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    Quote Originally Posted by phlika29 View Post
    I normally sleep on one side and too have found that this side tends to be redder in general and usually flushed when I wake up. Over the years I have taken to sleeping right on the edge of the pillow with one hand cupped around my ear so that my cheek is not actually touching the pillow that does make sense
    That makes perfect sense, it's amazing how we just adapt our sleeping patterns to what
    our bodies or skin can deal with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutantfrog View Post
    wow ok maybe I'm just a freak! I wonder why the opposite cheek for me is always worse? I'm right handed--i hold the phone to that side, i rest my head on that side usually when reading...so bizarre...
    Gives you something else to ponder then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistica View Post
    I can't sleep on the sides of my face either due to the same reasons.

    I have trained myself to sleep on my back, propped up. This can be uncomfortable on a continual basis, but on the bright side ( no pun intended), we should have far less wrinkles than our peers in years to come!
    Mistica

    I completely agree about the wrinkles, those 'sleep lines' are somthing I am happy to do
    without!

    Only trouble is, cuddling my Partner is more difficult

    Happy sleeping all!

    J
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    *LDN since October 2018.

    *REN skincare range. TARTE cosmetics.

    *Tried Clonidine, Moxonidine & Atenolol (None being taken at present ).

    *Yearly IPL treatments until 2009.

    * RLT Journey!" (Sept 09) **Using Britebox Revive..(Stopped ).

    * Use Optimel & Ilast cream for MGD Ocular rosacea.

    History of Hyperthyroidism (Graves) Lichen Planus (oral)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mutantfrog View Post
    wow ok maybe I'm just a freak! I wonder why the opposite cheek for me is always worse? I'm right handed--i hold the phone to that side, i rest my head on that side usually when reading...so bizarre...
    Do you spend a lot of time driving: your left cheek is perhaps more exposed to heat/light from the driver's side window?

    Are you prone to many left-sided headaches?

    http://jnnp.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/53/2/121

    Unless you are David Beckham or Monica Belluci the chances are that there is some asymmetry about your face. Are you perhaps inclined to lovingly linger on your fundementally more comely left side when looking in the mirror? Or, does that increased redness on the left prompt you to attend to it obsessively? A vicious circle!

    http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/j...TRY=1&SRETRY=0

    Certainly, over time, repeated episodes of increased blood flows limited to one cheek might just prompt an appreciable asymmetry in symptoms...

    Perhaps a tendency to use one side of the brain rather more than the other might have an effect...It might be that blood flowing to the brain does not use facial pathways to get there, but I imagine that once there, it likely spills over from its point of operation. I gather that some think this oudated, fanciful talk but there would be no little worth in the lob-sided rosacean asking whether he's an artist or a sociopath?

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