There is nothing worse than being exhausted and not being able to fall asleep at night. Whether it’s a random night here or there, or more often than not. Here are the most common reasons for why you can’t fall asleep at night.
Stress And Anxiety
Stress, anxiety and the obsessive thoughts that sometimes come with are the most common reason for sleepless nights. If you haven’t yet, you need to identify the sources of stress and anxiety—and look for ways to minimize or reduce their impact. Sometimes a shift in perspective is all you need, sometimes a change in habits and thought process. For example, are you obsessing over a choice that is not yours to make or something you can’t change—but are trying to force? In addition to mindset and thought patterns create a relaxing nighttime routine. This might include taking a bath, yoga, meditation, EFT tapping, or listening to ASMR.
Uncomfortable Sleep Space
If your bed is old, too soft or too hard, or your pillow hurts your neck—it’s time to upgrade to a more comfortable alternative. If you and your spouse can’t agree on a comfortable sleep temperature invest in a heating or cooling mattress pads, with individual controls on each side. You can also invest in beds with separate firmness controls on each side. Last but not least, if you have hip or back pain explore your options in specialty pillows for your hips and knees.
You also want to consider environmental factors that make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep at night. This could be a spouse who tosses and turns or who likes to watch TV at night. A noisy neighborhood. Your smartphone alerts that go off at all hours of the night. A loving pet who disrupts your sleep. The morning light that blares through your windows. Clutter can even make it difficult to sleep.
Odds are more than one of these may be keeping you up at night, but with a few small changes you can improve the quality of your sleep.