Imagine if you could go to bed every night and sleep for 8 solid hours without waking; that is the case for some people, but for many it is quite the opposite. Insomnia is becoming a health concern in many countries. Granted; in some countries people are awake because they are working but in most cases, adults are awake simply because they cannot get themselves to fall asleep. The price to pay for sleepless nights is a high one – fatigue is just the first but over time you will experience poor health. Fortunately, some of the things that keep us awake are easy to take care of if you are aware what they are. The 3 most common are:
• Pain in the joints is a common reason why many people cannot fall asleep at night. You may be aware of it or not depending on how severe the pain is. The pain can be in any joint. The problem is that when you don’t sleep because of joint pain it gets worse and then because it is worse you can’t sleep – a vicious cycle. You must address all joint pain as soon as soon as you notice it. Have a doctor take a look. If you don’t require medication maybe regular massages will help the pain go away. Coincidentally, massages are a great way of getting to sleep faster and better.
• A partner who annoys you when you are trying to sleep is a major bummer. They could be snorers or maybe they just toss turn so much that you can’t fall asleep or stay asleep. It simply isn’t worth it to share a bed if this is what happens. You risk losing not just sleep but also what may be an otherwise great relationship. If you can get separate sleeping arrangements you will sleep well and you will still love your significant other in the morning and for years to come. If you can’t bear the thought of sleeping apart then find a device that can help with the snoring. As for the tossing and turning you just have to put up with it.
• Too many thoughts at bed time are another bother. It is interesting to note that most of those thoughts are not even about serious stuff – you are usually thinking about mundane little things that can wait. To settle your mind make a list of all the little things you think you need to take care of the next day. Once you feel that everything is covered you will have an easier time falling asleep.