Hair Loss and Insomnia

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Most of us have experienced nights where we just couldn’t fall asleep. Whether it was due to stress or drinking caffeine too late at night, lying awake all night can be just terrible. If you have sleepless night quite frequently, it can begin to affect many parts of your body. A restful night’s sleep helps your body repair and regenerate itself. Without proper sleep, you may be more likely to experience concentration issues, high blood pressure and weakened immunity. You may also increase your risk of losing your hair.

Here’s some further information about hair loss and insomnia.

How Does Insomnia and Hair Loss Correlate?

If you have trouble sleeping at night, you may be more likely to experience hair loss. Sleep deprivation can impact certain hormone levels in your body, such as human growth hormone. If you don’t get proper rest, you may have lower levels of this hormone in your body, which can lead to different health problems, like thinning hair.

Sleep deprivation can also cause you to have higher levels of stress. If you experience stress for prolonged periods of time, it can impact many parts of your body, including your hair.

How Can You Sleep Better?

The thought of losing your hair due to lack of sleep can definitely be unsettling. However, there are certain things you can do help yourself sleep easier.

  • Improve Your Sleeping Environment: Your environment can have a big impact on your ability to fall asleep. If your bedroom, for example, is quite hot or noisy, it may be more difficult for you to rest soundly. Therefore, you should cool down your room with a fan or air conditioner and keep it quiet. If there are external noises you can’t control, try sleeping with earplugs. Also, consider wearing an eye mask if you can’t eliminate light in your room.
  • Don’t Drink Alcoholic Beverages Right Before Bed: While you might think that a couple of cocktails will relax you before bed, they can actually make it more difficult to have a restful night’s sleep. If you want to have a drink or two, have them in the very early evening.
  • Exercise Regularly: Working out on a regular basis can tire your body out and make it easier to fall asleep. However, you should avoid working out too close to bedtime, as it can prevent you from falling asleep.
  • Do Something Relaxing Before Bed: If you do a relaxing activity just one hour before it’s time to hit the sack, you may find it easier to fall asleep. For instance, you could do a quick sessions of yoga or meditate. You could also take a warm bath or listen to soft music.

If you are experiencing hair loss, you should consult with a reputable hair loss doctor as soon as possible. He or she can evaluate your unique condition and then recommend the appropriate treatment.


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Dr. Robin Unger, MD, Hair Loss Doctor NYC