For sensitive sleepers it can be extremely difficult to get a good night sleep. For some, waking up throughout the night is a symptom that happens naturally. What is it that causes this to happen? Is it a form of insomnia? Note that sleep occurs in cycles – At first it can feel easy to get shut-eye and then turn into light sleeping in which we are more likely to awaken. If this is becoming an issue for you repeatedly and it is resulting in a lack of energy throughout the day it’s best to consider what is causing the problem.
There are some people who have a form of insomnia in which they are able to fall asleep at first but deal with awakenings in the middle of the night. Sometimes it is the product of a health issue such as sleep apnea which can cause the person to stop breathing periodically. This is bad for your health because it causes mood problems and a lack of oxygen. Narcolepsy is another sleep condition which causes sleepiness and extreme fatigue throughout the day as well as a lack of sleep at night. There are many different factors that come into play and it’s important that you consider how you are taking care of your health first.
The Solution could be Simple
For some people it could be something as small as having indigestion issues that cause you to wake up repeatedly throughout the night. There are some who suffer from behavioral disorders such as anxiety which causes immediate panic or worrying upon waking. If you are dealing with stress it could be a cause of this issue. There isn’t one thing that determines what the problem is which is why it’s necessary to see a doctor if it continues to affect you.
At times, it could be a problem with your environment. If there is something that makes you uncomfortable or an LED light (such as a light from an alarm clock) it could result in a sleeping problem. These are all factors you should consider and try to change before you run to the conclusion that it is something you cannot control.
Change your Diet and Activity Level
If you practice an unhealthy lifestyle it could definitely be the cause. Sedentary activity and processed foods do more than cause weight gain. Too much energy and a lack of nutrients may prevent you from resting well throughout the night. Your health has an effect on every area of your life including your sleeping patterns.
When you begin to improve your diet and are more physically active it will be much easier to get shut-eye. An excessive amount of energy causes restlessness and mood problems such as anxiety and even adrenal fatigue which makes it difficult to stay asleep during the night. If after you have adjusted your health and your environment you are still dealing with a lack of sleep you should see a doctor. There are many people who suffer from insomnia and have learned how to manage the problem. Its best that you do all that you can or turn to natural supplements before using prescribed medication.
Robert J Hudson is a chief writer for GM Snore Solutions, passionate nutritionist and personal trainer. Over the years he has shared his experience by writing for many different health and fitness magazines, blogs and review websites. Connect with him on Google+.