You lie down on your bed after a long day, having dreamt of this moment of comfort the whole day. And then, the tossing and turning begin. Before you know it, its 3 in the morning. If this sounds familiar, welcome to the club.
So let’s dive in and look at some reasons due to which you are losing sleep over sleep.
Itchy eyes and stuffed-up noses can certainly steal shut-eye on a consistent basis. Experts say that strict adherence to both the rules of good sleep hygiene (cool, dark, quiet bedroom; leaving electronics outside the bedroom) and allergy-symptom alleviation (showering before bed; regularly changing sheets and pillow cases) is key here.
Stressors in daily life often overwrite our sleep cycles. Many times an impending deadline or a family function can lead to stress and sleepless nights.
Most adults have had some trouble sleeping because they feel worried or nervous, but for some, it’s a pattern that interferes with sleep on a regular basis.
- Electronic Screens
Most people have become aware of this one because of a rise in all sorts of ‘blue light filters’. The glare from electronic screens can often harm your eyes while at the same making your brain technically more ‘awake’.
Alcohol is a sedative. It can make you fall asleep initially but may disrupt your sleep later in the night. Experts recommend cutting out caffeine at least six hours before hitting the hay. Keep in mind that caffeine is also present in surprising places, like chocolate and even decaf coffee. It’s really that simple.
Heavy meals close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep. The best practice is to eat lightly before bedtime. Also, due to increased risk of acidity and the likes, your sleep can be disturbed.
- Sleep disorder due to Psychiatric conditions
Yes, this is a serious issue. It isn’t just you not being able to fall asleep when you want to or just sleeping away a bit too much. Insomnia can be caused by psychiatric conditions such as depression. People with brain conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and stroke often have problems sleeping as well.
This one’s much of a no brainer as often due to the unfamiliarity of the surroundings the body’s mechanism takes its own sweet time to adjust to it. This can often lead to a sleepless first night at a hotel.
Low back pain or chronic pain due to injuries and ailments makes it uncomfortable for the body to remain in the same position for a long time. Investing in a therapeutic mattress and some medication can take care of this.
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