May 7 2007, 2:36 pm PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
i am 19, and sleep only four hours a night. this has gone on for years. i also have a lot of stress. a friend told me this is why my widdows peak hairline is so drasticly receding, is this true?!
would sleeping more and stressing less do any good?!!!! Thank you soo much for your time doctor.
Some people get along just fine on 3-4 hours of sleep a night, and while that might be stressful for some, others (like me) get along on little sleep without stress.
Stress can cause hair loss. A maturing hairline also occurs in people between 19-29 years old. Look at the photos in Maturation of a Hairline — Moving From Juvenile to Mature and you will see the different between a balding and a maturing hairline. See a doctor and make sure that he/she gets your scalp mapped out for miniaturization to see just how far back the change in your scalp is occurring. If you are balding, then stress reduction and probably Propecia is a reasonable alternative.