When losing hair, people often comment how much hair they see on their pillow when they wake up. This is not necessarily due to hair falling out more overnight, but that it is more visible. Hair on pillows can make your scalp and neck itchy. It also can be quite stressful to see your hair on the pillow every morning when you wake up. There are soft lightweight sleeping caps that can be worn overnight that catch your hair.
Sleep caps can serve three purposes:
Keep your head warm overnight, especially during the cooler months:
Studies show we lose body warmth through parts of our body that are exposed, so you may find yourself a bit colder at night time if you lose your hair and don’t wear a hat.
Reduces irritation and itchiness caused by your hair:
The hair on your pillow can scratch the back of your neck and either keep you up or wake you up at night. Wearing a sleeping cap will reduce itchiness and irritation.
Being reminded every morning of your hair loss can impair your mood and make you feel down. Wearing a sleep cap at night keeps all your hair in the cap, which can be easily washed, so you don’t have to see or be reminded how much hair you had lost overnight.