Do you find it difficult to get to sleep at night? Or perhaps falling asleep isn’t a problem, but you constantly wake up and have a poor quality of sleep when you are able to get some. Either way, this could be a big problem for you as it will leave you very fatigued and exhausted the following day.
The best way to improve your sleep is to tackle the underlying cause that is preventing you from getting enough shuteye. There are various reasons why people find it difficult to sleep well through the night, but here are some of the most common ones.
Some people find that they have trouble sleeping when they are under a lot of stress. That’s because the stress can cause us to worry a lot, and these worries might be on our mind while we’re lying in bed. If your mind is overthinking in this way, you might be too distracted to sleep. There are some ways to beat this, though. Many people find that winding down for an hour or so before they go to bed can help them calm their mind. You might want to try this by enjoying a bath or reading a book before you turn off the lights.
I’m sure that most of us find it very easy to fall asleep after we’ve had a couple of alcoholic beverages. However, a lot of people find that they wake up constantly or very early in the morning. If this is tiring you out too much, it could be time to cut down on your drinking before you go to bed. If you find that difficult to do, it could be down to an alcohol addiction and you might need to seek professional help. Another benefit of not drinking before bed, especially those of us who are more likely to sleep in, is that you’ll be able to get up early and have much more productive days!
Individuals who suffer from depression sometimes find it harder to sleep as well. This is often because it is closely linked to the stress issues that I mentioned in the first point. Quite a few people who are depressed also suffer from insomnia which can keep them up for most of the night. If you find that this is a problem for you, it could be worth speaking to your doctor about is as they might be able to prescribe you some medication to help you sleep better.
Lots of women find that they feel exhausted during the first trimester of their pregnancy no matter how much sleep they get. This is all down to hormonal changes in the body. However, during the third trimester it can be incredibly difficult for them to get any sleep due to the size of their bump. To make it easier, try propping yourself up with pillows to get in a comfy position.
Hopefully, you can quickly put an end to whatever is keeping you up at night.