5 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Everyone will experience trouble sleeping at some stage in their lives. As you can imagine, the reasons why that happens vary; quite often, it can be challenging to pinpoint the exact causes of insomnia.
You’re probably reading this today because you haven’t been experiencing a good night’s sleep for a while, and you’re determined to get to the bottom of the issue. With that in mind, the following explains the top five reasons for sleepless nights and what to do about them:
1. You Always Feel Anxious Before Bedtime
It’s no secret that many people in the United States experience anxiety to a degree. However, anxiety affects some individuals more than others, and it can adversely impact many areas of a person’s life – including their sleeping habits.
If you experience anxiety, it could likely be the reason you’re finding it hard to get a restful night’s sleep. There are a few things you can try to ease your anxiety levels before going to sleep, such as meditating, using hemp oil vape pens, and listening to relaxing music.
2. You Consume Too Much Alcohol Before Sleeping
Some folks assume that drinking a few glasses of wine or having a few beers before bedtime will make them feel relaxed and ready to sleep. That might be the case in many examples, but what they might know is alcohol impacts the sleep cycle.
In other words, they end up with fragmented sleep patterns, especially during the REM cycle, which includes dreaming. If you drink more alcohol than you feel you should each evening, the solution is to cut back or stop drinking alcohol altogether.
3. Too Much Screen Time
It’s no secret that in today’s modern world, digital technology is abundant in most people’s homes. Most people have a smartphone and tend to use it for several hours each day, including in the evening.
You might think that browsing social media or watching a few programs on Netflix on your phone is an innocent enough pastime. However, the blue light emitted from your mobile phone can affect your body’s natural sleep-wake patterns (the circadian rhythms).
4. Sharing Your Bed With Someone Else
If you’re in a relationship with someone, it’s not uncommon for most people to share the same bed when they go to sleep each night. The trouble is that your bed partner might affect your ability to have an uninterrupted night’s sleep.
For example, they might snore a lot, or talk in their sleep and constantly wake you up. In some cases, the issue might not be with your human bed partner but rather a four-legged companion that keeps disturbing you as they try to get comfortable on your bed!
5. Not Sticking to a Sleep Schedule
Last but not least, do you find that you sleep longer on some nights than others? It could be due to your irregular sleep schedule. It’s a problem that can affect people who work shifts, and it can equally affect people that cram too much into their social calendars each evening.
That’s why it makes sense to have a sleep schedule, if possible, so your body gets used to when it’s time to sleep and can prepare itself for the event accordingly.
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