Updated: Feb 7
Lack of sleep impacts your body's immunity, and well-being. Studies have shown that lack of enough sleep can cause headaches, stress, forgetfulness, and excessive fatigue. While sleep plays a vital role in your well-being, it is also said to dictate your hair health. You may be wondering how sleep can be connected to your hair. Stay with me till the end as I unveil how the two are connected.
But before then, let's have a look at why sleep is important.
Why You Need to Sleep
No matter how you struggle to get quality sleep, you need it. Normally, when the body is at rest, it produces Melatonin- a hormone that regulates your sleep and wake cycle.
When the hormone gets disrupted, you will obviously struggle to get quality sleep. During sleep, the body synthesizes protein and produces other hormones needed for hair growth. Having a quality sleep helps promote hair growth and prevent thinning and loss.
Changes That Happen When You Have Insomnia
Not having enough sleep puts your body under stress, making it hard to conquer daily challenges. Worse still, stress can cause hormonal imbalance, linked with hair loss or telogen effluvium.
Lack of sleep causes Melatonin levels to reduce, resulting in hair loss. Though you can apply Melatonin topically, it can be challenging to determine the right quantity.
Hair follicles have Melatonin receptors, and a change in the body's natural production affects hair growth. This will eventually lead to hair thinning and loss. Getting enough sleep can help keep the hair growth cycle healthy.
In most cases, when people have trouble falling asleep, they take sleep medication. However, these medications have side effects on the body and hair even when not used for long.
To help you navigate through, we have compiled pre-bedtime tips, to help increase your chances of having a good night's sleep.
ü Keep your phone, tablet, or any digital device from the bed. In case you have to use them at night, make sure you use them 1 hour before bedtime.
ü Choose a comfortable bed, mattress, and pillow.
ü Listen to relaxing music to help you fall asleep.
ü Set a bed and wake up time
ü Practice yoga poses for hair growth and sleep
ü Consider scalp treatment to help minimize scalp tension and PH.
Quality sleep is vital for your hair growth and well-being. However, this needs to be coupled with healthy hair care tips to help achieve your hair goals. If you still encounter challenges after trying the above tips, you can contact us for professional help. Our hair stylists are licensed and experienced. Visit us today.