Lack of Sleep and Hair Loss

Lack of Sleep and Hair Loss

Now, the truth is that there are quite a lot of things that might cause hair loss. As unfortunate as this may sound, an abundance of different reasons could be causing you to lose hair, and it’s important to take precautions in order to prevent further complications. With this in mind, let’s examine one of the common reasons for this unfortunate process and some particularly effective ways in which you can prevent it. 

While hair loss and sleep deprivation might be rather universal problems, it turns out that they are also rather interconnected. Keep in mind that the strength of your immune system is going to determine whether you are going to lose hair or not. With this in mind, alterations in your sleeping patterns are going to affect the functioning of your immune system as well as your mental and physical stamina and the secretion of hormones.

When it comes to hair, you need to know that it’s particularly sensitive to all sorts of changes. With this in mind, you have to understand that hair loss is almost always going to be related to disturbances in your internal functioning.

What to do:

Sleep at regular times

First of all, keep regular sleeping hours. This programmes the brain and internal body clock to become accustomed to a routine.

Most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep every night. By working out what time you need to wake up, you can set a regular bedtime schedule.

Wind down

Winding down is a critical stage in getting ready to sleep. There are lots of ways to relax:

A warm bath helps your body reach a temperature that's ideal for rest.

Writing "to do" lists for the next day organise your plans and clear your mind of distractions.

Light relaxing yoga stretches help to relax the muscles. Avoid vigorous exercise as this has the opposite effect.

Try reading a book or listening to the radio as it relaxes the mind by distracting it.

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