15 Surprising Reasons Why You Cannot Get a Good Night’s Sleep. Here’s What to Do about It

6Using your bed for the wrong purpose

One bad habit which can surely decreases our sleep enormously is by making even your bedroom into your office. You should avoid using laptops and mobiles before sleeping. It would be advisable to keep your job outside the bedroom.

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7Caffeine

Caffeine is famous for keeping a person awake for the day and the night. Caffeine is found in many beverages other than coffee like chocolate, tea and many products. In the evening, you should avoid substances containing caffeine for a better sleep at night.

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8Making yourself fall asleep

Many go to bed without wanting to sleep, hoping the desire will come by itself. In the majority of cases, though, it won’t. Solution: If you can’t fall asleep in 20 minutes, get up from the bed and read a book (not an e-book, though, as it’ll make things even worse), or do something relaxing.

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9Alcohol

You may feel that alcohol helps you sleep faster and that is true in the general time. But, what you don’t know is that alcohol also affects REM or rapid eye movement which is an important part of the sleep cycle. When you wake up you start feeling nauseous, cranky and tired. This is also part of the hangover. What you should do is to consume alcohol if you really need to at least 2 or 3 hours before sleeping or quit altogether.

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10Your mind is overloaded

Sometimes even though you may have had a hard day at work, you find you just can’t sleep simply because your mind is too overloaded. It needs to discard some of the stuff cramped in it. You desperately need your thoughts to be directed elsewhere. If you don’t allow your brain to reboot and rest itself from the problems of the day, this may result in a poor quality of sleep. What you should do is to try and distract yourself from worries and thoughts of the day. Turn your thoughts to something else or start trying to remember names of countries beginning with the same letter or some other mindless exercise like counting sheep.

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