4 Reasons For Restless Nights
Are you experiencing night after night of disturbed sleep? It’s important to get to the root of this problem so that you can return to your regular sleeping pattern as soon as possible.
A lack of sleep can have consequences for your health. It can lead to a number of problems such as risk of accident and injury in the short term and obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure in the long term.
There are a number of reasons why people suffer from sleepless nights. Take a look at some of these common causes and think carefully about whether one or more of them applies to you.
1. Stress and anxiety
Worrying is one of the main reasons why people lose sleep. Stress comes and goes. It usually arises when you are going through a particularly difficult period in your life, for instance, a busy patch at work or preparing for an important exam or interview. Anxiety, on the other hand, is a longer term condition that causes you to worry about a wide-range of situations. If you think you may be suffering from stress and/or anxiety, this could certainly be the reason behind your lack of sleep. Think about what is causing your worry and to take steps to deal with it. These can be self-help remedies, such as yoga or deep breathing or medical assistance, such as cognitive behavioural therapy or medication.
2. Daytime habits
Elements of your daily routine could be having an effect on your ability to sleep. Do you drink a lot of caffeinated drinks? Some people are more sensitive to caffeine than others. Try restricting your intake of these beverages to before midday and see whether it makes a difference. Heavy smoking and drinking, especially late in the day, can lead to a poor night’s sleep. A lack of physical activity and exposure to daylight can also cause problems for sleep. Some healthy lifestyle changes may help you to rest better.
3. Uncomfortable sleeping environment
Too much light, too much noise and itchy and uncomfortable beds and bedding can all be responsible for a lack of sleep. Bed bugs are common and certainly cause people to lose sleep. If you believe you have this problem, you can visit a site like pest.24hourly.com for more information. Some people are very light sleepers and are sensitive to the conditions they sleep in. Eye masks, blackout blinds and ear plugs can help to create an environment that is more conducive to sleep.
4. Bad sleeping regime
If you are in the habit of going to bed late or at different times every evening, this could be causing your sleeping problems. Your body clock needs a routine in order to function at it’s best. Attempt to go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning. It is also helpful to follow a regime before you go to bed. This allows your body and mind to prepare for rest. Your regime may include having a cup of camomile tea, running a bath and listening to some relaxing music.
If you think you have established the reason for your restless nights, consult your doctor and begin taking steps to ensure a good night’s sleep.