7 Reasons to Stop Sleeping With Wet Hair

Research shows that taking a warm shower or bath daily can help you fall asleep faster, mostly in winter.

There’s nothing more relaxing than a warm bath at night. It sore muscles, ease the pain in joints, and improves oxygen and blood flow.

Plus, there’s a psychological benefit to washing off all the stress and trouble of the day and crawling into bed with crisp sheets and a clean body.

We’ve all been there: You wanted (or needed) to shower before bed, but don’t have the time or energy to dry your hair before you go to sleep, you’ve probably also been told that sleeping with wet hair will make you ill.

Let’s be clear, our hair shouldn’t be so wet before you go to sleep. Do your best to let your hair dry before going to bed.

There are plenty of reasons why not to fall asleep with wet hair, so why do we still do it? Sleeping with wet hair comes with several risks. Here’s what you need to know.

1. It Will Give You Acne

Acne is one of the most common skin problems, affecting about 90% of all people at some time during their life. Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples, especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, and chest.

Acne that appears on your face can affect your self-esteem and, over time, may cause permanent physical scarring.

The exposure of bacteria can lead to an overall decline in skin health.

What can happen, though, is the water from your hair can cause bacteria to breed in your pillow. This is bad news for those who are prone to acne, so if you’re going to sleep with wet hair ensure you use extra pillowcases and change them regularly, better dry your hair before you sleep.

If your pillow is full of bacteria, chances are you will soon experience a break out of acne.

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