Is lack of sleep thinning your hair?!

Finding an unusually large amount of hair in your brush or a massive hairball blocking your shower may have you concerned about hair loss, a common issue for many. The misconception that only men struggle with hair thinning and baldness is widespread. However, the reality is that both men and women are affected, with a significant 40% of women also experiencing hair loss


Before you hurry to a mirror in alarm, it's essential to note that losing 50 to 100 hairs daily is typical and doesn't lead to noticeable hair thinning. It's also not unusual for hair shedding to increase as women get older. Various internal imbalances can trigger early hair loss, such as protein shortages, anaemia, thyroid disorders, the impact of chemotherapy, genetic factors, and vitamin deficiencies. Among the leading reasons for hair loss, chronic stress stands out, affecting a wide array of bodily functions – including, as you might have guessed, sleep.

It's probably not news to you that lacking enough sleep can significantly stress the body. Sleep serves as the body's time for natural healing, allowing for cell renewal and repair. Insufficient sleep can disrupt the body's harmony, affect the immune system, alter hormone regulation, and heavily burden our mental health. Since the hair growth cycle is particularly sensitive, any disturbances within the body can profoundly influence the condition of your hair.


Fundamentally, stress is synonymous with adrenaline release. Elevated stress causes our bodies to pump out large quantities of adrenaline, rerouting blood flow to crucial areas for immediate action or defense, activating the 'fight or flight' mechanism. This process unfortunately sidelines the scalp, as it's not viewed as essential in moments of threat, leading to lesser blood flow and, subsequently, more pronounced hair loss.

Adding insult to injury, the lack of sleep significantly undermines our immune system's health. Missing out on several consecutive nights of sleep often leads to experiencing headaches, catching colds, or contracting the flu. Insufficient sleep may provoke the immune system into attacking hair follicles by mistake, resulting in dryness or, in severe cases, patchy hair loss. Sleep scarcity also disrupts the activity of the body’s stem cells, which is crucial for hair growth and takes place during sleep. For optimal performance, the epithelial cells that encourage hair growth need the rejuvenation that only sleep can provide.


The bright side is that hair loss isn't necessarily permanent. If there's no genetic predisposition to hair loss in your family, and you've eliminated the possibility of other serious health issues, your hair loss is likely just a temporary setback. Relief is in order! It's important to steer clear of the all-too-common claims of overnight hair restoration solutions peddled by various products. Instead, the real key to overcoming hair loss lies in addressing the stress factors at its root and normalizing your sleep patterns. The genesis of Drowsy was our own struggle with chronic sleep deprivation, which negatively impacted everything from our professional lives and relationships to our overall productivity and energy throughout the day. We've mastered the art of securing those crucial 8 hours of sleep by focusing on the three essential pillars of sleep: implementing calming routines before bed, creating an optimal sleeping environment, and establishing consistent, healthy sleep habits. Our product line is specifically designed to not only enhance your sleep quality but also to elevate your sleep experience to a level of unmatched luxury.


We’re more stressed, anxious, under pressure and tired than ever before. Sleep for your mind, body and your hair has never been more important!

If you haven’t yet seen our previous post all about the revolutionary and transformative benefits of Yoga Nidra check it out right here and remember you deserve a glorious night’s sleep!


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