Get your zzzzz’s for healthy hair.

That getting enough sleep is good for your skin is something you probably already know. If you have had a couple of bad or short nights, your skin is puffy, you get dark circles under your eyes, you notice more fine lines and that rosy glow is nowhere to be seen.

So how does it affect your hair? 

Not sleeping enough or struggling with sleep problems has a negative effect on your overall health and also on your hair. When you do get the recommended hours of sleep, which is about 7 hours or more, you give your body the time to recover from your busy day. If you don’t, there is no time to recover

Results of lack of sleep

Not sleeping enough makes your body produce more of the stresshormone cortisol, which breaks down collagen, a natural amino acid and important protein in your body. Collagen plays an important part in the process of cell renewal and keeps your bones, joints, skin, eyes, nails and hair in good condition making them strong and elastic. The older you get, the less collagen your body produces. And that’s where the wrinkles and weaker hair and nails kick in.

Also a lack of sleep causes your body to produce less growth hormone, resulting in slower hair growth and the overall ageing of the body.

My advice?

So get your minimum of 7 hours of beauty sleep, not only to improve your general health condition but also to keep your hair healthy and shiny.

In a next article I will share some of my tips on how to relax into a deep and relaxing sleep. For the article click here.