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Preventable Causes of Insomnia

Sleep is essential and has stunning health benefits on the body. Nonetheless, most people take it for granted. Instead of sleeping, they prefer to do other activities such as watching the TV and checking newsfeeds on social media accounts. Mostly, the causes of insomnia are preventable. In this post, we will guide through some common causes of insomnia and how to get rid of them to have a good night’s slumber. 

“sleep is the most innocent creature there is and a sleepless man
the most guilty.” ― Franz Kafka 

 Using Electronic Devices During Bedtime

Most people are obsessed with digit the l world. It is fun to connect with people across the globe through social media. Also, the Internet is full of interesting information. However, you should find time for all this without compromising on your sleep.

Using electronic devices before going to sleep is not good for your health.  Electronic devices produce “blue light,” and this interferes with the production of melatonin,  a hormone that is responsible for your sleep and body’s circadian rhythm. Therefore, you should not use these devices 30 minutes before your bedtime. Set an alarm clock to remind you, if necessary.

 Sleeping on an Uncomfortable Mattress

An old mattress or a dust-mite-filled pillow can turn your night into hours of restlessness with a sore back or a stuffy nose. Yes, you read it right. It is important to consider ergonomics when sleeping. Although the mindset might lead to sleeplessness, sometimes, Sometimes, external factors such as these can affect your sleep. Therefore, you should change your pillows regularly and mattress after one or two years. Always make sure that your mattress is soft and comfortable. 

 Eating Late Night Snacks

There is a reason why nutritionists warn against snacking late at night. Your body also deserves to rest. If you happen to have a late meal, the digestive system is forced to remain active to digest that food. This process interrupts your sleep. Moreover, this behavior might trigger digestive issues such as heartburn. You should have your last bite at least three hours before your bedtime sleep.

 You Take alcohol before sleep

There is a common belief that drinking alcohol leads to a quicker sleep. This may be true to some degree, but alcohol reduces rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. According to Irshaad Ebrahim, “Alcohol may seem to be helping you to sleep, as it helps induce sleep, but overall it is more disruptive to sleep, particularly in the second half of the night.” 

 You Sleep in a Bright Room

Different people have different sleeping preferences in sleeping. Some love to sleep in the dark while others sleep with the lights on. But according to a survey, sleeping in a dark room signals nighttime. Also, sleeping in a dark room increases melatonin hormones that boost sleep. Therefore, you should close your curtains and turn off electronic devices. A dark room makes you sleep faster than a bright one.

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