How Important Is Sleep For Hair Growth
We call it a beauty sleep after all… but why exactly is getting a good night’s sleep important?
Well, to answer that, you need to understand that the lack of sleep can affect your physiological and psychological health. If you’re not sleeping well, you may notice that your hair doesn’t appear glossy or bouncy. We at Hairprint.Asia are here to give you the ultimate guide on sleep and hair.
Sleep and Hair Growth: The Correlation
There has been loads of research done on the topic of sleep and studies have shown that stress-related sleep deprivation can cause all kinds of physical problems - among them: hair loss. As you might now, sleep can boost the immune system, lower blood pressure and even help with weight loss, and yes, it makes your hair grow.
While you sleep the epithelial hair follicle stem cells go to work and grow your hair and several good nights of rest can help ensure this process happens seamlessly. Lack of sleep stops the stem cells from doing their job, and the result could be less hair growth.
Does your sleeping position impact hair growth?
There isn’t a sleeping position that has an impact on the stem cells, so don’t stress if you’re a side-sleeper, stomach-sleeper or prefer to sleep on your back, you can literally rest assured in whatever position you like best.
How to protect your hair while sleeping
We recommend using a silk pillowcase, it can keep curls looking their best and cut down on frizz, breakage and damage, as well as help prevent knots. If silk pillowcases aren’t your thing, you might want to try using a satin or silk headscarf to protect your hair. Simply knot a scarf over your hair and make sure it won’t slip while you sleep.
How to improve your sleep
If you are not sleeping your best sleep, here are some tips to get your sleep cycle back on track.
- Cut down on caffeine at least three to four hours before bedtime.
- Move the TV out of the bedroom. The fewer distractions you have, the easier it will be to fall asleep. The same goes for any handheld devices—the blue light our cell phone screens emit can interfere with falling asleep.
- Replace your curtains with blackout drapes to block out all outdoor light.
- Try going to bed at the same time every night. Having a routine can help encourage regular sleep.
- Try to meditate once a day; meditation can aid in relaxation and help reduce stress.
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