5 Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep At Night

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Why can’t I sleep at night? That’s a question we’ve started to hear more often than not lately. Sleep deprivation is an issue that has hit so many of us especially among the young generation and no one knows what to do about it. Even for some people, who do wish for a peaceful rest at night are for some reason unable to sleep.

According to a study, one in three of us suffers from sleeplessness. A proper night’s sleep is extremely crucial to our health. Not taking adequate sleep affects our health, moods, work, relationships and what else not. The human body is not charged enough for the daily grind of another day and it’s important that we know what are the factors that cause sleeplessness so that one can work on them.

Here are the five basic culprits that are to be blamed for your sleeplessness.

You’re depressed:

A particularly common form of depression is to find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, night after night. You may suddenly experience a state where you’re tired and sleeping all day, while on the other hand, you can’t even get a wink’s shuteye all night.


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You’re doing too much before bed

Working right up until the bedtime doesn’t give you a chance to rest down and prepare your body for sleep. You should take the hour before bed to transition into a person who can stop doing everything and can sleep. Maybe read a book, take a bath or do something that will make you feel the most relaxed.

You’re a smoker

There are might be hundreds of reasons to quit smoking, but one of the most convincing ones is the sleep trouble it dawns upon you. That nicotine in your cigarette is a stimulant that will keep you awake longer and since you may experience nicotine withdrawal through the night it will affect your sleep.


You’re addicted to technology

One of the biggest contributing factors to sleep deprivation is limitless use of technology. While on one hand, every app promises to make our lives easier, they in truth draw you into an illusionary world which is so hard to be away from. Our over-reliance on technology terribly hinders sleeping patterns. Save discrete times in the day to receive or answer e-mails or for Facebook or Instagram. Learn to limit the usage of the mobile phone once you’re in bed.


You’re drinking too much caffeine

Your extra love for caffeine may be keeping you up all night. Drinking coffee or tea especially in the evening is a particularly bad idea — it interferes with normal REM sleep and leaves you feeling even more tired. You should stick to decaf beverages after dinner. You should be taking 8 oz. doses of caffeine per day to ensure that your coffee habit won’t make it hard for you to fall asleep.

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Fahad Salman
An activist by heart, I pursue to push things forward by my honest written expressions. I write content for Pakistan’s most trusted patient's network – MARHAM, to lighten up lives by writing on burning health issues. I want to be remembered as an infinite learner and a real contributor.

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