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The Real Reason You Can't Sleep at Night

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Humans are built to sleep at night and be up and about during the day. However for many arguably, the worst part of waking up in the morning is knowing that you have to get out of your warm bed and face the world. Many struggle with waking up; The bed is too warm and they dread having to leave its warmth, or maybe they had trouble sleeping last night.

Sleep is a strange concept and scientists still don't fully understand why we do it. Some can fall asleep the minute they hit the pillow.. while others can be awake tossing and turning for hours and wake up the next day thinking to themselves: I can be in bed by 8:00 at night and still be awake at 2:00 in morning, what is the real reason why I can't I sleep?

There are a lot of possibilities, one being your sleeping conditions. If you are having trouble sleeping, identify what it is that is preventing you from getting some shut eye. Are you too warm? Too cold? Pillow not supporting your neck well? A common cause is rooms being too cold and being wrapped up too cozy in a bed comforter. How can you sleep if you're being suffocated by your blanket, truth is, you can't. If this the problem you are facing, try using a lighter blanket, and possibly investing in a heater in your room. 

Another reason for lack of sleep is eating or working out before bedtime. In some instances, exercising before bed can beneficial, many people will be exhausted and pass out in bed afterward, but if you are in the unlucky few, you will be hyper and won't want to relax. Try not to eat large meals before bed because these can keep your body energized and awake and you will likely be unable to eat breakfest the next morning.

A final tip is to turn off or simply avoid electronic devices such as phones and tablets before bed. If you can help it, try not to bring computers or phones into bed, and reserve this place for sleeping. The same applies with eating in bed.. don't do it. Avoiding these things before bed can prepare yourself for sleep. Texting at night can keep you awake waiting for replies. Try to avoid it altogether, but if you can't, try only using them half an hour to an hour before bed. 

If worse comes to worse and you simply cannot sleep, they are many other solutions that are out there to find. Always ask your doctor what he/she recommends and you will already be on your way to smoother mornings.

 

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