8 unexpected reasons why you can’t sleep

Messy bedrooms, or eating too much at night... are unexpected reasons of interrupting sleep at night.

Be stressed, worry too much

According to the Sleep Foundation, worrying about work, school, and family can cause the brain to work at night, which makes it hard to sleep. Post-traumatic stress disorder or distressing feelings also cause tension. This leads to sleeplessness.

Messy bedrooms

If the bedroom is a mess with clothes, books and papers, you will hardly get a good sleep. According to health experts, the bedroom must always be clean, comfortable and light. Such space is very beneficial in relaxing the brain, allowing you to fall asleep faster and deeper.

There are many causes of insomnia that you do not expect. Photo: Huffingtonpost.

Change the environment or work schedule

Traveling or shift work can disrupt the body's rhythm, so sleep is also negatively affected.

Work in the evening


This can make you overworked after a stressful working day. Working in the evening makes it difficult for the brain to relax and the light from the computer also makes you find hard to sleep.

Have a nap in the afternoon

Short sleep can help some people, but as for others, this can cause sleep problems at night.

Eat too much in the evening

A snack is good for health but eating too much makes it difficult to digest, the body becomes heavy, uncomfortable when lying down and it is too difficult to fall asleep. Many people suffer from heartburn after eating, which leads to sleeplessness.

Unhealthy diet

Alcohol is a sedative, it can make you sleepy right away, but causes sleep disruption later at night. Caffeine is a stimulant that helps you stay alert and productive in the morning. However, consuming too much caffeine (4 cups or more per day) can cause sleep loss at least a few nights each week. You should not consume beverages, or foods containing this compound near bedtime. In addition, nicotine in cigarettes can cause sleep loss.

Some health problems

Many diseases such as sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, gastroesophageal reflux, arthritis, asthma,or  low back pain ... are the direct or indirect cause of insomnia. This can lead to sleeplessness. In addition, medications to treat allergies, common runny nose, high blood pressure, heart disease, thyroid disease, asthma, birth control pills and depression also negatively affect your sleep. In addition, when the breathing is stopped, the trachea is partially or completely covered, resulting in halted breathing and reduced oxygen levels. This keeps you waking up all night, and make you can not have a good and deep sleep.

By: Hilary Brown

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