Have you been burning the midnight oil lately? Or staying up all night catching ‘one more episode’ of that drama series on Netflix? Whatever it is that’s keeping you up is doing no good to your health and the health of your tresses. You probably don’t know this yet, but the reason your hair is falling out more than ever is because you’re are not sleeping well.
Yes, you read that right. Hair fall due to lack of sleep is a real thing and a very common one too. If you’ve been compromising on that much-needed Zzzs and noticing hair fall lately, it could be because of the lack of sleep. But fret not! We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about why lack of sleep causes hair fall and what you can do about it. Read on…
Why does the lack of sleep cause hair fall?
There are umpteen reasons for hair loss and hair fall, one of them is hormonal imbalance. When the level of hormones fluctuates, it can lead to thinning of hair, resulting in hair fall. Now, what does it have to do with your sleep, you ask? When you get less, interrupted or no sleep, it messes up the levels of hormones in your body. You can try every hair care routine under the sun, but this hormone imbalance will cause your hair to weaken, break and fall out. Also, not getting a good night’s sleep gives you physical and emotional stress which also contributes to hair loss.
What you can do to about it
Now that you know what sleep deprivation does to your mane, here’s how can you salvage the situation - get enough sleep; it’s non-negotiable. Improve your sleep by keeping your room cool, dark and comfortable. Also, stop using your phone a couple of hours before hitting the sheets. You can also pamper your hair with a massage using any sweet-smelling essential oil, this will not only give you healthy hair, but also help you sleep better. So, the next time you want to stay awake till late, just think about how many precious hair strands you’re going to find on your pillow the next morning.