There could be several reasons for your tossing and turning during the night. Do you drink too much coffee late in the day? Or possibly believe it could be a vitamin deficiency? Nevertheless, most people now recognise how important sleep is to your health. If you wake in the middle of the night and are unsure as to why, here are 5 reasons that could help you understand.
1. Drinking caffeine too late in the day.
So, as a general rule of thumb, drink your last coffee or caffeinated beverage at lunch. Sounds slightly impossible? Try drinking plenty of water and try a banana or natural sugared smoothie to help with the afternoon slump.
2. Enjoy a glass of wine to help unwind.
On an evening, sometimes it’s just too easy to sit with a glass of wine to help you relax after a hectic day. But a night cap could result in a restless night. The alcohol may initially help you to fall asleep faster but if you awake, you may stay wide awake a little longer, disrupting your sleeping pattern, leaving you feeling exhausted in the morning.
3. It's your mattress.
You may hear, bed advertisements telling you that “it’s worth to invest.” We do honestly believe that if you buy a good quality mattress then it will improve the quality of your sleep. As they say, “you spend a third of your lives in bed.” If you break that down, then if you purchase a mattress for £500. Then that equates to 17p per night. When you put it like that, it’s so much easier to justify the spending splurge.
4. Is your bedroom a sleep haven?
It’s all well and good to have a decent bed but what if your bedroom is cluttered with clothes and shoes that you just haven’t got around to organising. This ‘stuff’ creates a muddled mind, try spending Sunday afternoon having a sort out, we truly believe this will help. Don’t forget to keep all electronics out of site. This can be difficult, most of us have our trusty phone on our bedside and enjoy a little news feed before bed, but try putting it on silent as soon as you get in to bed. Leaving our minds to calmly wind down before bed.
5. You may have an undiagnosed sleep disorder.
Keep a log of your quality of sleep, a diary recording your sleep, is essential to help diagnose any problems. Did you know, there are over 88 sleep disorders. Talk to your GP if you believe you have any concerns.