Sleeping in wet hair? Anyone?

sleeping in wet hair? - are you comfortable with sleeping when your hair is wet?
@rangics (1335)
Philippines
June 10, 2007 1:36am CST
My mum used to tell me that I need to blow dry my hair before I go to sleep because according to her it's not good for our health.I asked her once why and she answered that it can cause blindness. I just don't know if it's true all along but up to now, she never really forget to remind me that. I have seen a few individuals of whom after having a soothing shower, will go to bed immediately not minding their wet hair. Glad to know too that they haven't gone blind even if they were consistent with that kind of routine. Is really bad for our health or is just a myth? ;)
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@Gumball (793)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I'd say it's a myth. I've gone to bed with wet hair before and the only problem I have with it is when I wake up with one side flat and sticking straight up! LOL
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
LOL! Well, i haven't really tried it yet because I always see to it that my hair is dry when I go to bed. ;) I'll try it out one of this days....;)
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• Philippines
11 Jun 07
hahaha.. its tru when i wake up the nxt day i feel dizzy when i sleep with wet hair
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
hehehehhee..;)
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Well if that were true I would be blind by now.LOL Where the heck do they come up with these myths? Its not bad for our health. Its bad for our nose if we dont take a shower.heheheheh
@AmbiePam (50146)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I know. You gotta wonder if it is something they say as a cautionary, or do they really believe that? I like your comment on the nose factor! LOL
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
I totally agree! LOL! ;)
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@rtydata (80)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
I am so guilty of this. I feel really sleepy after taking a bath. I'm not particularly sure if what they're saying is true or not but as per my experience, I get headaches most of the time or feel light headed when I wake up. My pillow probably hates this habit of mine. :)
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
You're pillow will understand you my friend so stop worrying. heheheee. ;)
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@rsa101 (15548)
• Quezon City, Philippines
10 Jun 07
Yeah I know that also since my grandmother used to remind me that when I was young too. But I outgrew it already and now I am sleeping with my hair wet too. I do not see any changes in my sight at all. Although I am already near sighted already.
@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Tnx pal ;)
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
I could never sleep with my hair wet, I really have to wait until I dried my hair before I go to bed sleeping.
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
It's really uncomfortable I guess to sleep in wet hair. ;)
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
10 Jun 07
My mother use to tell me that I would get sick (as in a cold) if I did not dry my hair before I went to sleep. Some days I can't be bothered waiting for it to air dry so i place a towel on my pillow and fall off to sleep. I have found that I do get cold at night though LOL
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
Mother knows best! ;)
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• Canada
11 Jun 07
It is just a myth , my mom used to tell me to dry my hair or I would end up really sick . She used to say that you shouldn't go outside if your hair is wet or go to bed if your hair is wet but I have found there is nothing nicer then getting out of the shower and waiting for you hair to dry just a bit and then jumping into bed in some clean fresh sheets . I do believe that it could make one sick if it was cold out or cold in your room when you went to bed but not when it is nice and I have never really noticed that I have ever got sick from this as for going blind this is just not possible from wet hair .
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
I'm not quite sure about it. My family and relatives always remind me about this thing too. I don't know if there's a scientific explanation for it. I try not to sleep with wet hair but sometimes I forget to. My parents would scold me for doing so. Hopefully it would not make me blind soon.
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
There's really no scientific reason about it I guess..;)
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Lol! I guess there's really no scientific explanation for this..
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@sunilkonda (1215)
• India
10 Jun 07
i dont knwo whether people get blind or not but sleeping with wet hair made my head feel very heavy and i got head ache after i woke from sleep...
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Most people say they have experienced it too. I think we all get dizzy when we sleep with wet hair..;)
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• India
17 Jun 07
hey thanks for the response baCK
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• United States
10 Jun 07
my mom told me if you go to bed with wet hair itll cause lice. :$
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
10 Jun 07
hehehe. when we were kids, people told us about that line. but my mom always tells us that it isn't a fact. it's just what people use to scare kids not to sleep with hair while wet. but it won't cause us to have lice... anne
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
I don't think so?. Not unless if one member of your family has it...LOL! Thanks for sharing friend. :)
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@tracy1985 (654)
• China
17 Jun 07
I absolutely agree with your mother,it is harmful to you when you sleep with wet hair.I always wash my hair at night,but I will make it dry before I go to sleep.it makes me feel better when I lie on bed,and also can make me fall asleep as quickly as possible.
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Yeah I noticed that too. It somehow makes me feel more relaxed and easily falls asleep when I let my hair dry first. ;) Tnx pal!
@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
i always sleep with wet hair because i always take a showerbefore going to bed. there's nothing wrong sleeping with wet hair. the only problem is that, your pillow will get wet...
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Yes obviously it'll get wet..LOL! Tnx there pal;)
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
Well.. I still can see although I need glasses to read LOL I do go to bed with my hair wet very often. I never blow dry my hair, I always let it dry by itself. I really don't know how bad it is for the health. Probably not good at all, but I never had a problem so far :)
@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
LOL! ;) Good for you pal ;)
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
11 Jun 07
i'd say it's a myth. i've gone to bed with wet hair a lot of times, and all i've suffered is the annoyance of a wet pillow when i roll over or turn my head (which is why i braid it when it's wet now).
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Yeah I guess so.. ;)
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Most of the year I would say there's no health risk. If you live in a cimate with winter you'd probably catch more colds. I personally rarely go to bed with my hair wet and because I don't like to blow dry my hair and won't unless it is winter time before heading outside. If I've taken a late shower it just means probably another in the morning because I don't like the way my hair looks in the morning if I slept with it wet.
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Yeah..;)
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@jarves (814)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
I don't know if this is actually true. Once, I sleep with my hair wet. But nothing happened
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
good for you pal. ;)
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• United States
10 Jun 07
The only way I think it would be unhealthy is if your wet hair causes you to catch cold.My mom would wash her hair and wrap it in a small towel, she had very short hair, and go to bed. Her head was covered so she didn't catch cold.
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
That's good way of not making your pillows go wet too. ;)
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• United States
10 Jun 07
Well, if sleeping with wet hair causes blindness, I should have been blind many years ago. Moms say crazy things sometimes in an attempt to get you to do things that you don't want to do. I guess your mom was grasping at straws when she came up with that one.
@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Yes you're right there pal. ;) Tnx!
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@Haisum (35)
• Pakistan
10 Jun 07
well i dont know abt ur mom's thinking but usualy when i sleep with wet hairs to i feel a kind of pain in my head when i comb or touch my hairs
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
They just told me that it gives you headache the following day. I guess we better shower ahead of time so that it'll be dry by the moment we go to bed. ;)
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• United States
10 Jun 07
I'm pretty sure no one ever went blind from sleeping with their hair wet, since your scalp and your optic nerve aren't connected. My mother always said that I would catch meningitis by sleeping with wet hair, since that is either caused by bacteria or a virus, I'm pretty sure that was an exaggeration, too. I can see how it could give you a headache the next day, since it would make your head cold, which is probably what gave rise to those myths. I have often gone to bed with my hair damp, but not soaking wet, since it is very long my pillow would end up soaked if I did. Never had a problem with a headache (or blindness :-)) but I'm sure htat varies from person to person.
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@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Yeah I guess so..So we better dry them up before sleeping. ;)
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