- Men's Health & Wellness
Sleeping Hair Causes Baldness
Hair loss causes thinning. Once, where your hair was thick a few years back, is now thin, not bald, but you can feel the difference. Studies now show that a hair strand grows for 2-6 years steadily, then, pauses for weeks or months and falls out. The evidence is on the comb or brush. This is then replaced with a new strand. About 15% of our hair on the scalp are in sleep mode. Baldness occurs when the follicles sleep in the same area that become permanent. They eventually fall out and not replaced. Vitamin D has proven to be critical in hair growth but once you have lost lost hair where once it was, doses of the vitamin will not create more hair growth in the bald area. If you have a thinning of hair in areas, to prevent further loss, Rogaine has proven to be very effective in maintaining what you have left and may help promote growth. In men, baldness occurs when androgens increase, or when anyone has chemotherapy, heart disease or enlarged prostate (men only). Genetics also predisposes one to baldness. About 35 million men are impacted by baldness and around 20 million women also face thinning of hair.
If you are not getting enough vitamin D in your diet, increasing may help but be careful, excessive amounts are bad for your health!