Curlies, we all know sleep is important, a good night sleep is beneficial for our skin and general wellbeing. However, did you know that there’s a connection between sleep and hair growth? Keep reading and you can find out how your ZZzz’s or lack of is affecting your hair.
It's no secret that the healthier you are overall, the healthier your hair will be and the more likely your hair will thrive and grow. This cycle is nothing new, the healthier we are affects the outward appearance of our skin, nails and hair. So what happens when our sleep cycles are consistently broken and we are suffering from sleep deprivation? Poor sleep quality can lead to a number of health issues including, stress, skin issues, immune problems. Our hair doesn’t escape the effects of sleep deprivation. The amount sleep you get is crucial to the hair growth phase and lack of sleep can cause stress, which can result in hair loss.
SLEEP DEPRIVATION & HAIR LOSS
A good night sleep is necessary for protein synthesis of the hair and enzymes and hormones that are imperative for overall hair health. Sleep is essential for the regenerative process in our body. Whilst we are sleeping cells in our body repair and regenerate this also includes our hair follicles. When you don’t get enough sleep the production of melatonin ( used by the body to regulate sleep and wake cycles) decreases , which can result in hair loss. The lack of sleep can lead to stress which can in turn force hair follicles into a premature resting state which is then followed by a hair shedding phase. If you don’t get enough sleep your body can become weak and often fails to absorb nutrients to maintain health which result in a weakened immune system with hair strength, condition and volume potentially being compromised. As soon as you experience a lack of sleep your body is not functioning or preparing itself as it should daily as a non-essential tissue your hair is unfortunately the last priority for the body.
Sleep deprivation can cause both physical and emotional stress which can increase the risk of telogen effluvium (temporary hair loss which can be caused by stress) in which a person loses a significant amount of hair. If your lack of sleep is causing you stress, your body needs a consistent sleep routine that helps to avoid major fluctuations in sleep quality and quantity thus may be one way to help manage stress and decrease the likelihood of this condition.
If you’re suffering from hair loss due to lack of sleep it’s important that you strengthen your hair with repairing treatments and masks we recommend AS I AM LONG AND LUXE RANGE. Created with nano technology, to shrink down molecules to they can get into the hair and provide strengthening nutrients, this range combats, dryness concentrating on hair strength and hair growth.
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HOW TO SLEEP BETTER
SLEEP SCHEDULE - Have a fixed bedtime and wake up time. This helps in maintaining a fixed circadian rhythm (a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and repeats roughly every 24 hours) and also prevents sleep deficiency.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE- Overall health is very important and decreases stress levels. It is Maintaining a healthy life through exercising and diet will keep your body will help with keep your body in great condition. Additionally, try to be in exposure to the sun as much as possible to keep the body’s natural clock working.
SHORT NAPS If you’re suffering from sleep deprivation, your daytime nap shouldn’t be longer than 30 mins.
AVOID BLUE LIGHT- Avoid using mobiles and devices with electronic screens at least an hour before bedtime
Sleep is necessary for everyone. So curlies, grab your bonnets or scarfs and get some Zzzz’s!
WRITTEN BY THE CURLY STORE TEAM