I am afraid of chest wrinkles. (Cue an eye roll from my mother and a fervent desire for the ability to quit reading her progeny’s inane ramblings. She can’t, as a side note.) I tried to think of another word instead of afraid, but none hit the mark. I am afraid of them because there is nothing you can do about it. As far as I know, fillers don’t go there and there is not a chest lift available. All you can do is wear high necklines and sweat during the summer. The only thing worse for your chest than worshipping the sun sans sunscreen is side sleeping. I sleep on my side in what is best described as a fetal pretzel position and this is where the fear begins. I am not alone in my fear. I have a friend whose brain works similarly to mine and we decided to brainstorm solutions. She thought of having her husband duct tape her to her back at night. I had come up with finding a way to duct tape my skin so it didn’t move while I slept on my side. I was very impressed that we both thought of duct tape independently. Clearly, these weren’t sane options so we decided to train ourselves to sleep on our backs. It was simply terrible. I would lay there in the middle of the night while Patrick was happily asleep on his side, reminding myself why I was doing this and how I would be thankful for it in 10 years. An hour later, I would be in full panic mode about how tired I was going to be the next day. An hour after that, I would give in and turn into fetal pretzel position. This went on for about 2 weeks until both my friend and I were delirious and had to quit the effort.
While I quit my back training, I did not quit my fear and accept the inevitable. Google is an amazing tool. I googled “prevent chest wrinkles” and found this, the Décolleté Pad, correct and prevent chest wrinkles. Aside from my disappointment in another invention opportunity gone to waste, I was intrigued and ordered one for about $28. It is an ageing miracle! I may still wake up looking like the Bride of Frankenstein with my crazy hair, but this keeps my chest wrinkle free through the night! It sticks on and does not move. It stays sticky for one month. I was slightly embarrassed the first night with this, but my husband is used to my quirkiness, and is more preoccupied with finding a way to get me to agree to sleep with the windows open, so it went over pretty well. I highly recommend this. I buy mine on Amazon and proudly wear it, despite my mother’s horror at raising a child who spends time worrying about chest wrinkles. I am not the only one either. My friend is embracing a wrinkle free chest with this wonder pad as well.