Monday, September 8, 2008

Three Reasons Why You Having Trouble Sleeping

Are you having trouble sleeping at night? You're not alone. Sleep disorder affects many people. To eliminate your sleep disorder, you need to ask yourself why you are not sleeping and need to address these issues. Usually when you are not getting sleep at night, it may have to do with your mindset, the way you treat your body or the environment around you. Here are a few common reasons that cause people to have trouble sleeping.

One reason you may have trouble sleeping is stress and anxiety. As we get older, and as we in the more responsibility, it is pertinent to have a clear mind in order to get a good nights sleep. If you are spending all day and night worrying about your job and the bills and all the other fun stuff life has to offer, you're not focusing on your well-being. Just spending a little time for your self can make a world of difference. Don't make your day all about work. When you come home at night, make sure you give time for yourself. Reading is a great way to take your mind off of things. Also, there are a couple things you can do before you bedtime to limit new information. For example, try to stop using the computer or play video games a half hour before you go to bed. If you're news freak, you may want to pry yourself away from any news shows before going to bed.

Another reason why people don't sleep at night is because they're uncomfortable. Temperature can make or break a good nights' sleep. Here's what you can do. If you can't stand hot weather, and there's a July heat wave going on, turn the air conditioning on or make sure your bedroom stays cool. Like you distraction. Keep your bedroom dark at night. If you're a parent and your kids need the hallway light on at night make sure you close the door to your bedroom to eliminate most of the light.

Finally, lack of exercise can also be a reason not sleeping. Exercise is good for easing your stress and anxiety and can help you relax at night. A short work out in the middle of the day can wake you up and keep you effective throughout the workday. One thing with exercise that you want to keep in mind is that you exercise in the afternoon and not at night. You can start your own exercise program with as little as 30 minutes in the afternoon of vigorous activity to reap the benefits.

As with anything in life you want to do what's right for you. When it comes to having trouble sleeping at night, there are many things that can be the cause of it. However, using the ideas discussed above may help you get a head start in getting some sleep at night.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and reflects an opinion. This article is not a substitute for medical advice. You should consult a physician for medical advisement.

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