Sleep problems can lead to hair loss

Feb 13

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, it is disconcerting to learn that sleep problems can actually lead to hair loss… oh brother!

Sleeping is the body’s chance to repair and regenerate. Without the proper amount of sleep, our bodies do not clock enough time “in the shop” to maintain some of the processes that keep us physically and mentally well. One of the many physical components that can be aversely affected by the loss of sleep, are hair follicles. They become reactive and sensitive when a person doesn’t get enough sleep, which can lead to hair loss. Another byproduct of sleep loss is stress – when we can’t sleep, we get stressed. Stress is also a precursor to hair loss. During stressful times, hair can fall out more easily – especially if we’re running our hands through it more often in a state of frenzy.

According to Karen Marie Shelton of, there are four major factors that can inhibit hair growth:

1) Poor Physical Conditioning
2) Erractic Sleep Patterns
3) Eating An Unbalanced Diet
4) Excessive Caffeine, Nicotine

As you can see, these four factors are easily avoidable and controllable.. and funny enough, everything on this list can actually cause sleep problems as well! Health and general well-being are directly impacted by the choices we make in our daily lives. We have the power to eliminate most sleep problems, and to prevent the unpleasant side effects that follow.. including hair loss!

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