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does lack of sleep affect results of rolling
« on: March 23, 2013, 06:57:00 AM »
Dear Sarah,

First I have to say that I've been using 1.5mm roller for my acne scars for 4 months now and I'm really happy with the results!
For the past month I've been dealing with insomnia and difficulties with sleeping... I don't get that "beauty" 8 hour sleep. I've heard that the best time for skin to produces and renews collagen is during deep sleeping (which I almost never have). Do you think my condition can affect final result of rolling? So far my skin looks OK.

Thank you very much for your answer


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Re: does lack of sleep affect results of rolling
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 03:40:18 PM »
I am happy you have results with dermarolling. If you add a 1.5 mm dermastamp to your dermarolling sessions, you may get even better results.

Lack of sleep (as well as severe stress) impairs immune system functioning.

To be honest, I am not able to say for sure whether lack of sleep can affect dermarolling results and if so to what extent.

I am not a fan of taking sleeping pills but if insomnia becomes a chronic problem, it can result in the breakdown of one's mental and physical condition. You can get some relief by temporarily taking first-generation antihistamine pills as they have a strong sedating effect and thus are an effective OTC sleeping aid. They usually contain Diphenhydramine.

"Examples of products having diphenhydramine as the only active ingredient include Unisom, Tylenol Simply Sleep, Nytol, ZzzQuil, and Sominex (the version sold in the US; that sold in the UK uses promethazine)".

They are also sold as antiemetics (against sea sickness).

Peak plasma concentrations of diphenhydramine are reached in 2-3 hours so take it long before you go to bed.

The plasma half-life is 8.5 ┬▒ 3.2 hours (it means the existing levels will halve every 8.5 ┬▒ 3.2 hours) so you will still feel a little drowsy for some time after waking up and that is unpleasant. However, there is hardly anything more important for health than good sleep. Not everybody needs 8 hours of sleep but everybody needs a certain number of hours to function normally.
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Re: does lack of sleep affect results of rolling
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 11:37:57 AM »
Thank you very much for your answer.

I've already seek and advise from my doctor and hopefully I'll be able to keep my insomnia under control with some medications. :)