Is there any truth to the phrase “beauty sleep”? It turns out, there is. As important as sleep is for your physical and mental health, it may be just as important for your hair health. Not getting good sleep puts the body under stress, and stress is a major culprit when it comes to poor hair health.
But what is “good” sleep? For most adults, that’s 7-9 hours of sleep a day, falling and staying asleep within 20 minutes of lying down, and waking up feeling refreshed (meaning you got a few cycles of deeper REM sleep in). If you’re ready to improve the quality of your sleep — and, by association, your hair — here are nine ways to make sure you’re getting the best Zs you can.