Why You're Not Sleeping Well
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Sleep is just about the most important thing we can do for ourselves alongside good diet and exercise, and drinking plenty of water. The more that you are able to get plenty of deep sleep, the better off you are in terms of your overall physical and mental health, and general wellbeing spiritually. However, many of us struggle with poor sleep, for some people even in a chronic sense, and it can be a struggle knowing what to do about this. When you don’t get enough deep sleep, it affects everything in your life, from focus and learning to your happiness levels and even your metabolic rate. In this post, we will take a look at some of the possible reasons why you might struggle to sleep, and look at some solutions for those issues.
One of the most common reasons behind a lack of sleep, or poor sleep, is stress. Stress is an experience that affects us all throughout our lives, and which is now seen as a normal consequence of being alive in the world today. However, just because it is normalized does not mean that it is good for you, and in fact the opposite is the truth. If you are keen to try and sleep more, you should do whatever you can in your power to keep stress at bay. If that means that you need to work less hard, then that could be worthwhile for the sake of improving your quality of sleep. If you need to think about taking up a yoga or meditation practice, then you will find that that really does help your sleep in the long term. However you do it, aim to keep stress as low as possible through the days.
It might be, sometimes, that you have some kind of a chronic condition or other which is affecting your sleep. Clearly, this is somewhat of a more serious condition than any of these other possibilities, and something that you are likely going to want to seek out medical attention for. One of the most common of these conditions is sleep apnea, which can be characterized by light sleeping and heavy snoring. If you do have this, it might be suggested that you are to receive sleep and oxygen therapy services, which could help greatly. Another such condition is insomnia, which is more likely to require a combination of talking therapy and medication. Whatever your condition, if you think you have one, you should always seek out medical help.
Screens are one of the worst things to happen to us, in terms of both physical and mental health. If you want to try and look after yourself as best as you can, you should ideally focus on keeping your screen use to a minimum, as that is something which you will find affects many things - not least your sleep. The light from screens affects your melanin production, so your body clock doesn’t shut off in time. Keep screens away, and you will have much better sleep in no time.