Why Do Some People Have Trouble Getting to Sleep?

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If you think that the only reason why people have trouble sleeping is because of a medical issue, think again. There are tons of reasons why some people can’t seem to get 40 winks. Here are just a few of the most common.

Taking Sleep For Granted. According to the National Sleep Foundation, one of the most common reasons why people don’t get enough sleep is because they take it for granted, and fail to realize just how important sleep really is. Without sleep, the brain can’t process memories, and the body can’t recharge. Sure, there are things that could be done and goals that can be worked towards in the time that should be spent sleeping, but those things will be there tomorrow.

Not Being Able to Find a Comfortable Sleeping Position. Some people can’t get to sleep, because they can’t get comfortable. For these people, laying down puts pressure on certain parts of the body, which makes it difficult to nod off. Luckily, there are adjustable beds that can make it easier for them to get comfortable. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adjustable bed mattresses allow people to sit up, as though they were on a chair or sofa, which may help take pressure off of certain parts of the body. In other words, adjustable mattresses let people sleep in different positions they can’t on flat mattresses, which may possible make it easier to get comfy.

Failing to Wind Down Before Bed. Watching TV or surfing the web before going to bed may be a relaxing activity, but believe it or not, the light from the screens makes it tougher to get to sleep. Even though the room may be dark, the light makes our brains think that it’s still bright out, IE not time for bed yet.

These are just a few of the reasons why some people have trouble getting to sleep. If you know of any others, feel free to share in the comments. Learn more about this topic here. References.

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