Having trouble sleeping can be one of the most frustrating issues a person can have to deal with. When you can’t sleep, getting through each day is a very difficult task; many people report feeling like a zombie.
If you are like thousands of people that are haunted by occasional insomnia, there could be a number of reasons for this. If you can identify the cause, you may be able to find the answer to help you get a good nights sleep.
Here are the 5 most common reasons:
Without a doubt, we have all suffered from the issue of having too much to deal with during our daily lives. Stressful situations or events, such as money or marital problems, often affect our ability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Laying awake at night thinking about daily troubles is an all too common reason that people can’t sleep very well.
An estimated 30% to 50% of Americans snore, most without problems. But in some cases snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, a problem that affects sleep patterns and has been linked to high blood pressure and stroke.
Menopause, menstruation, and pregnancy are some of the primary sources of sleep problems among women. Hot flashes and frequent urination from these hormonal changes all interrupt regular sleep patterns. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 40% of perimenopausal women (those who are in their menopausal transition years) have sleep problems.
Too Much Caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulant and having a lot of it in the body can prevent sleep. Coffee and soda are the most popular sources of caffeine, and Americans consume too much of them every day which affects their ability to sleep at night.
Inactivity During the Day
Another reason you may not fall asleep quickly is that you’re not getting enough exercise during the day. Studies have shown that regular exercise is as effective as many sleep medications for promoting healthy sleep. A thirty minute walk in the afternoon can help to encourage sleep by reducing stress levels. Avoid exercising too late in the day as this can boost your energy level and make sleep more difficult.
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