The top reasons why you can’t get a good night’s sleep
Feel like you need an IV of coffee just to make it through the day? Your sleep and lifestyle habits could be to blame, or you could be one of the 40 million people in the U.S. that has a sleeping disorder1. Determining the cause of your tossing and turning is important, therefore you need to know what behavior to cut out! Here are some of the main culprits:
- You don’t have a consistent sleep schedule – going to bed at a different time every night confuses your body.2 Sticking to a sleep schedule (yes, even on weekends!) will save you from feeling tired in the morning.
- Alcohol, caffeine, or a big meal – all of these things should be avoided close to bedtime to avoid disrupted sleep. 3
- You don’t turn the TV off – many people feel the need to fall asleep with the TV on, but it actually makes you more likely to have problems falling and staying asleep. 4
- You sleep with your pet – it may seem silly, but your furry friend might be keeping you awake without you even knowing it. 63 percent of pet owners say their sleep suffers when their pet sleeps in bed with them. 5
- You need a new mattress or pillow – If your mattress is too old, soft, or firm, or if you sleep with the wrong amount of pillows, you could be harming your sleep. To get the best sleep, you should find the mattress right for your body and select a pillow that fills the gap between your head and neck and the mattress.6
Try these tips and you should be on your way to a great night’s sleep and finally able to wake up feeling refreshed. If you’re still having trouble, talk with your doctor about sleeping disorders.
- Posted by holx-admin
- On December 10, 2014