Why is it that I can’t sleep?

Will go through a time when they can’t sleep. That is normal and will happen to almost everybody. It is when you can’t sleep becomes normal for you and starts to interfere with your life that you need to worry and take steps to fix it.

If you find that you can’t sleep it is very helpful to know why. There are certain things that are the most frequent causes and realizing with is effecting you is one of the first steps to fixing it.

The mind: We have all heard the expression “its all in your head” but when you can’t sleep it is often the cause. It could be almost anything from depression to stress or even anxiety that is causing it.

Of course we all feel these things from time to time but that does not mean we lose sleep over it. Sometimes, however, it can be the reason you can’t sleep. These feelings build up in your mind till the unconscious is forced to deal with them by reliving them over and over again.

If this sounds like you there is one very simply way to help deal with it. That is to simply talk about it. Once you have brought the issue out in the open it can often keep you mind from having to continualy replay it in your head.

If this is not enough then there are other things you can try. Exercise, yoga, or meditation often work well. The goal is to let your mind deal with it at times when you are not trying to sleep.

Pain: This one might seem rather obvious but is often the root cause of sleeplessness. It might be an injury. If that is the case your sleep will return as the injury heals but other problems such as arthritis, are chronic and long term. Pain medication can help with either type of pain.

If you want a non-medical solution it might be something as simple as soaking in a warm bath. A good half hour soak can do wonders.

Menopause: One of the more common side-effects of menopause is the inability to sleep. The body is going through a phase of hormone fluctuation and the resulting hot flashes keep many women from being able to sleep. A fan might provide enough relief but consulting a doctor is a good idea as well.

Living Conditions: These are the easiest to fix. Identify the problem and take corrective action. If it is to cold get another blanket or turn up the head. If it is too load then buy earplugs. If it is light that keeps you up just get heavier curtains. It sounds very simple but things like this are often overlooked.

Caffeine: Any beverage that is meant to wake you up in the morning will keep you up at night but don’t forget about the other sources of caffeine. Often times people fort about tea and colas. It is best to stop you caffeine intake 5 hours before bedtime.

Even with these little hints you might still want a little help to get your sleep rhythm back. This worry a lot of people worried about the drugs involved. If so you should consider a natural sleep aide like NightCalm.

NightCalm is a natural sleep aide made from the Griffonia plant. It contains 5-HTP. What it does is stimulate the bodies production of serotonin. Serotonin is responsible for regulation of many things such as mood and appitte. Most importantly, it helps regulate sleep. All the ingredient are 100% natural so there is no need to worry about many of the issues that other sleep aides have. It helps you get back to more normal sleep patterns and give you a better, longer night of sleep.