What Could be Causing Your Sleepless Nights?
If you have trouble falling asleep, there could be several factors at play. Occasional sleeplessness plagues us all at one point or another in our lives (you might be stressed or traveling, for example) but there are a few things you can try to get your circadian rhythm back on track. If you find that your sleeplessness is lasting for a long time and occurring frequently, please speak with your healthcare provider about the best solutions for you to get the rest you need.
Occasional sleeplessness plagues us all at one point or another.
You’re drinking coffee too late in the day
It’s not exactly rocket science that caffeine keeps you awake (hey, that’s what some of us love most about it), but the time of day you’re enjoying your caffeinated beverage of choice could have an impact on your sleep schedule. A good rule of thumb is to avoid it after 2 pm.
Overthinking before bed
For many of us, right before bed is when you can finally have some time to yourself–and that causes you to think of all the things you may need to get done, what happened that day, what you need to do the next day, and so on. There’s no magic button to push to turn all these thoughts off, but getting into some new habits may help. Try writing down your worries or thoughts earlier in the day to mentally check them off your list so they don’t creep up right when your head hits the pillow. Focusing on the positive and practicing relaxation exercises have been said to help as well.
Eating protein too close to bedtime
When it comes to falling asleep, your protein consumption is generally not the first thing people think of. Protein requires a lot of energy to digest and puts your digestive system in overdrive. Best to limit yourself to a light carb snack before bed.
You’re watching TV to fall asleep
Similar to using your phone or other electronic devices before bed, watching TV stimulates your brain which sends the wrong message to your brain if you’re trying to fall asleep. It’s a hard pattern to break, but your body will thank you.
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