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Tired But Can’t Sleep? Here Are 5 Possible Reasons Why

The following are some of the top reasons why you may feel tired and worn out but are unable to nod off in bed: 1....
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Tired But Can’t Sleep? Here Are 5 Possible Reasons Why

The following are some of the top reasons why you may feel tired and worn out but are unable to nod off in bed:

1. Less-Than-Stellar Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene refers to the habits, behaviors, routines, and environment around you at bedtime. Poor sleep hygiene is one of the major factors that negatively impact the quality of your sleep and make it difficult to fall asleep, even when you’re tired.

Here are three ways your sleep hygiene could be disrupting your sleep:

You consume stimulants before bed

You nap for too long during the day

You stress yourself out before bed

You eat heavy meals before bed

You have too much screentime before bed

2. Disruptions in Your Circadian Rhythm

Disturbing your internal clock is a tried-and-true way to impact your ability to fall asleep at the right time. Some of the factors that will disrupt your circadian rhythm include:

Jet lag — real, virtual, or social Night shifts

3. Medical Conditions

Medical conditions and sleep disorders like insomnia, narcolepsy, and sleep apnea can disrupt sleep patterns, making it harder to go to bed at the time that’s best for you. Insomnia, in particular, is widespread worldwide, affecting 30% of all adults. Additionally, pain from injuries can make it challenging to find a comfortable sleeping position, resulting in difficulty falling asleep and frequent awakenings.

Mental health conditions, such as anxiety, chronic stress, depression, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can also be responsible for keeping you up at night. For example, people with SAD tend to have depressive symptoms, which can interfere with their sleep.

4.  Not Enough Exercise During the Day

A lack of activity can leave you feeling lethargic and exhausted even if your body isn’t physically tired enough to sleep well. That’s because physical movement promotes and maintains both physical and mental health, allowing for better quality sleep.

To ensure that a lack of exercise doesn’t prevent you from getting adequate shuteye, aim to have at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise every week.

5. Disrupted Hormone Levels

Low testosterone levels in men can cause tiredness, while elevated estrogen and progesterone levels in women can cause fatigue and mood swings. All of this will most likely keep you awake at night.

If you are struggling with sleepless nights even when you’re tired, consider seeing your doctor or sleep specialist for a test to help determine if your hormones are in check, and to help determine a treatment plan if they are out of balance.

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