How Sleep Is Affecting Your Hair

We all know that sleep is necessary for a heap of reasons. Did you know that hair health is one of them? Keep on scrolling to find out how your slumbering is affecting your hair.



Poor sleep quality leads to a number of health issues, whether it’s stress, skin issues, energy levels or a poor immune system. Did you know that your sleep cycle affects your hair’s overall health? A good and restorative night’s sleep is required for the protein synthesis of the hair + the release of enzymes and growth hormones that are necessary for overall hair health.

The way that sleep affects your body’s natural hormones is probably the most important part of preventing hair loss. Your body produces a hormone called melatonin. This hormone helps your body regulate your sleep cycle, and it also has been shown to increase hair growth. If your body decreases in its melatonin levels, it’s possible that this results in hair loss.



Sleep deprivation can eventually lead to stress, and stress has been known to result in telogen effluvium hair loss. This is when stress pushes the hair follicle into a premature “resting state,” which is then followed by a premature "shedding phase."




We’ve put together a list of some good sleep hygiene rules to follow every night to promote a deep and restorative sleep:

  • Set your room to a cooler temperature (approximately 65° F)
  • Stop going on your phone at least an hour before you’d like to fall asleep
  • Make the room as dark as possible
  • Don’t nap for longer than 15-30 minutes during the day
  • Find the right mattress for you that makes you feel cozy and comfy
  • Try to stick to a consistent bedtime & wakeup time



What are your best sleep hygiene tips? We want to hear about it! Tell us your best *good-night's-sleep* advice in the comments below. 


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