Do you often find yourself tossing and turning at night? It is recommended that adults get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night, but many people struggle to get this regularly. A good night’s sleep is important for health and well-being, plus you should find that getting enough sleep gives you more energy and improves your mood (among many other benefits). There are many reasons why people struggle to get a good night’s sleep, and this post will look at a few of the most common reasons and their solutions. Hopefully, this will help you to start getting a good night’s sleep regularly.
Stress is the most common reason people struggle to get enough sleep. This can also be the hardest area to fix, but there are things that you can do that should help. If you find yourself to be stressed, then it is worth trying:
- Reducing responsibilities
- Talking with loved ones
- Seeing a therapist
- Exercise and a healthy lifestyle
Another common reason why people struggle to sleep is screen usage, especially before bed. It is easy to lay in bed on your phone, but you will find that this could be impacting your sleep by tricking your mind into thinking that it is daytime. Instead, try to avoid using screens an hour before bed (you could try putting your phone in another room to avoid temptation).
Overstimulated Before Bed
Following this, it can be hard to get to sleep each night if you are overstimulated before bed. Browsing the web, playing video games, and watching TV can keep the mind active and engaged. Therefore, it is a good idea to find a way to relax before getting into bed, such as meditating, reading, or doing yoga.
It can be hard to relax and drift off to sleep if you are sleeping in an unclean and untidy room. An unclean bedroom will create stress and could even impact your health. It is often overlooked, but cleaning your mattress and bed frame is important to get rid of allergens and bacteria. Keeping your storage bed clean by cleaning the mattress, storage area, headboard, and frame will create a more relaxing space and make your bed much more inviting.
Many people struggle to drift off and/or stay asleep due to noise or light. These can be incredibly frustrating issues, but there are solutions. If there is noise that you cannot control, such as traffic outside, then earplugs are an easy fix. Double glazing could also be a worthwhile investment, and use thick curtains to absorb the sound. In terms of light, blackout blinds are an excellent solution, or you could use an eye mask as a quick fix.
These are the most common reasons why people struggle to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep regularly. Hopefully, this post will help you address your problems and improve your sleep quality.