Counting over hundreds of sheep, tossing and turning for that perfect position on your bed, eyes closed but mind wide awake for hours—sounds familiar? This is you in dire desperation for sleep. Mostly as a result of lifestyle choices, a significant number of people have occasional bouts of insomnia episodes and the inability to land a successful good night’s sleep. In this article, we will talk about the most probable reasons just why people can’t sleep.
1. Your body is not yet at a ready for sleep.
Your body should be in the perfect condition for you to fall asleep. Here are some things you must consider are:
2. You’re stressed.
When you’re stressed with upsetting matters, your brain sends a message to the body to release hormones that heighten alertness and prepare it for action. So don’t agonize over these events. When your emotions are in rage, unburden by writing them down or talk to a trusted person to boil over. Unwind your tangled emotions before retreating to bed.Sleep has its prerequisites; a sound mind is to a sound body. You can’t fall asleep when you think too much (e.g. about finances, plans for the day or week ahead, work, etc.).
3. You don’t have a sleep schedule.
Busy individuals keep such odd schedules that their bodies and brains often don’t slow down even when they’re supposed to. But do note that having a consistent sleep time and schedule is important to alarm your body when to doze off.
Invite yourself to sleep in a regular pattern (ritual). However, do not exaggerate and look at the clock every second it ticks. Doing so will only bring you more frustration and aggravate your problem in sleeping.
Also, our biological clocks react differently according to our body’s response to light. Medics say that sunlight and regular indoor lighting are interpreted as active signals, while very little or no light at all means preparing to slow down and rest. To help your body’s rhythm to remain in a natural and undisturbed state, it’s advisable to incorporate lighting with time.