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Will sleeping on one certain side affect facial bone structure ?

Hi, I m 20 years old, not sure if it ll help. My question is about sleeping positions and facial bone structure. I often like to sleep on my left side, meaning I sleep with the left side of my face , facing the pillow. It s noticeable that my jaw protrudes more toward the right side of my face, and the bridge of my nose protrudes to the left side of my face. I have also been reading about genetics and found out that, genotype ultimately controls the phenotype . However, more and more studies are showing that environmental factors may play a significant role in facial and dental development and may alter the phenotype. I guess what I m trying to ask is, It it possible that the force of gravity and the pressure from 8 hours of staying in one position daily cause ones facial structure to change? Assuming it s over the course of between 10-20 years.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Jul 2011
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Thanks for query,
It seems you are very fond of reading some thing very special.I should congrats you as you are in the era where people are behind the tv and video.they do not have time to read even news paper.It is marvelous.
In your case I do agree that to some extent position takes some role of development of your chang in your face structure.
But after 20 yrs as there are fusion of bones these changes are absent.
Ok and bye,
Answered: Thu, 14 Jul 2011
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