You may think you are okay, but you are not up to par and
going on as well as you could if you were getting the right
amount of sleep. Everyone wants to sleep better, so if you
are having trouble sleeping, there are some things you
You may think you are having trouble sleeping if you get
just six hours a night. What you may not know is that if you
are rested and alert, that may be all that your body needs.
Some people can go on as little as three hours of sleep and
donít need anymore, but most need closer to seven or eight
hours per night.
Children are having trouble sleeping if they are not getting
at least nine or ten hours a night before the age of ten.
Babies need even more. Teens vary, but even they need eight
or nine hours of sleep.
If you are still groggy when you wake up, you
may be having trouble sleeping and you donít know it. If you are
not falling asleep well, your body will not go into the deeper
stages of sleep that it needs each night. During these deep
sleep stages, your body does repair from the previous day, and
your brain files away what you have learned. You may not realize
it, but all that goes into your mind during the day does not get
filed away until you sleep. During sleep, your mind can unload
everything. But without sleep, you wonít have things committed
to memory like you could if you are having trouble sleeping.
There are several reasons you may be having trouble sleeping.
Some say insomnia is completely curable and to fall asleep,
there are things you can improve. Your problems may be stress,
or perhaps a poor sleeping environment. Poor mattress support
can contribute to trouble sleeping, and so can extra light or
even noise. Get dark drapes, a noise machine, and a good
mattress to see if that helps when you have problems sleeping.
You should also consider extra things in your bedroom. If you
have a computer in there, you may not fall asleep thanks to the
noise and light it puts out. It may also remind you of work and
you will have trouble sleeping. Remove anything not related to
bedroom activities if you are having problems sleeping. That can
Trouble sleeping can lead to health
problems like Fibromyalgia, or rather, those conditions
could be the root of your troubles. They can also lead to a
lack of coordination and memory problems. If you feel that
you are always tired, are having problems remembering
things, and that you seem to be weak or sore all of the
time, see your doctor. Tell your doctor that you are having
a lot of problems sleeping or chronic trouble with getting
to sleep, and that perhaps it is something you want to find
out more about.
Nothing is worse than having trouble
sleeping because you wake up in the morning feeling tired
and with a severe lack of concentration. This can affect
your ability to work and makes you want to sleep during the
day. Ultimately, having trouble sleeping at night can be
directly related to sleeping too much during the day.
Insomnia is a real sleep disorder, so get help from a
professional therapist or even a psychiatrist who can
identify exactly what you need so you can sleep better.