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What Causes Loss of Sleep?

Posted by Dr Sleep for Moon Mattress on

You’re tossing and turning, unable to get to sleep. No matter what you seem to attempt, you cannot relax. It’s something at some point in our life we’ve all experienced. Sometimes it’s a just a one off, however there are some things which can affect this. What exactly can affect sleep? We investigate.

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What Causes Loss of Sleep?

Drinking Alcohol Or Coffee

As tempting as it is, a late night night coffee or alcoholic drink could be causing your sleepless night. Coffee contains caffeine which is a stimulant. This can keep your brain more active and alert. Perfect for the morning, however certainly not what you want as you’re settling down for the night.


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Too Much Work 

Ever feel that work never ends? If endlessly checking emails in bed has become your routine, it’s time to take back your personal life. Try checking work emails once or twice after dinner and then witching your phone to sleep mode at least an hour before going to bed. If after-hours responses have become the norm, it might be time for a heart-to-heart with your boss regarding after hours communication protocol. 

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The Wrong Mattress

We’re always getting told we use our phones too much and to be fair, there’s an element of truth. Using your phone in bed emits blue lights which is a wave length that will tell your brain it isn’t time for sleep. These means when you do eventually put it down for the night you’ll find yourself struggling to relax. It’s recommended to stop using these devices at least an hour bedtime to help your body begin to relax for night

Of course, sleeping on the wrong mattress could cause problems with your sleeping pattern. If the mattress you own is beginning to get old then it may be no longer offering the same levels of comfort it once did. This can cause back aches and difficulties in getting to sleep. It highly recommended to consider a brand new one if this is the case.

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Now that we know the things that cause loss of our sleep, let us put in mind that not getting enough sleep can have negative impacts on our mental and physical health.

Sleep is essential - It is as important to our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing, and is vital for maintaining good mental and physical health. Sleeping helps us to recover from mental as well as physical exertion.


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