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5 Weird Reasons For Your Insomnia

>Having a hard time discovering why you can’t fall asleep at night? There are obvious reasons for sleeplessness, but what if the reason isn’t so clear? Here are some odd things that could be keeping you up at night.

You Took a B Vitamin

Many people will take their vitamins before bed because it is easier on their stomachs. However, try to avoid taking B vitamins before you hit your pillow. Vitamin B is a natural energizer, and they help make energy from the food you eat. Make sure to keep your vitamin B supplements in your morning routine.

You Read Non-Fiction

Studies have found that having a heated argument before bedtime can keep you up. The same principle applies to those who read non-fiction books. Many times self-help books, health books, and finance books reveal too much about yourself. They get the wheels of your brain turning when your brain needs to be settling down for the night. Emotional and absorbing topics can also keep you up at night. Keep the reading before bed light.

You Share a Bed with Your Pet

Both cats and dogs can be disruptive to your sleep, since they commonly move around a lot at night, snore, and even whimper. Most dogs will sleep through the night. The problem lies more with cats who are more prone to being nocturnal and moving around during the night.

You Don’t Have Your Thermostat Set Right

It is very important to keep your thermostat set between 68 to 72 degrees at night for optimal sleep. Sleeping in temperatures above or below that range can disrupt your sleep cycle.

Mexican Food Is Keeping You Up

Heavy meals, such as Mexican food, can keep you up at night due to acid reflux. Many times you may not even feel the reflux, but it can still affect your sleep cycle. If you plan on having Mexican food for dinner, try eating light or keeping your meal six hours before bed to allow proper digestion.

Sleep can be a funny thing. While you already knew that too much caffeine or too much white light before bed could keep you up, would you ever imagine that your sleepless nights were linked to something as simple as the points above? The Joint is here to help you sleep better too. Our regular wellness adjustments may help reduce stress and even promote better sleep at night. Come in today to see if we can help make a difference at bedtime.

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