Are poor sleep habits contributing to your insomnia? Here are some of the bad habits that can interfere with a good night's sleep:
A number of pharmacy medications and prescription drugs can affect your sleep if you take them at the wrong time of day. Some recreational drugs are known to prevent sleep as well.
Pharmacy medications that can contribute to insomnia include:
Some prescription medications may cause insomnia, particularly if you take them in the evening. Be sure to follow your doctor’s advice about the right time of day and always stick to the correct dose of your medications. Always take them according to your doctor’s instructions and don’t stop taking them without first consulting your doctor. If you think a prescription medication may be contributing to your insomnia, talk to your doctor.
Stress can make your mind hyper-alert so you have difficulty relaxing enough to fall asleep. This is one of the most common insomnia causes.1
You may also wake up in the night with your mind demanding that you pay attention to a problem or problems. In those dark, early hours, with nothing to distract you, it’s all too easy for a problem to get blown way out of proportion.
Several medical conditions can affect sleep, either by causing discomfort or forcing you to wake up repeatedly during the night.
Some of these include:
Source: www.healthline.com/health/insomnia-causes#causes-and-risk-factors accessed 2 August 2019
Source: www.winchesterhospital.org/health-library accessed 6 June 2019
Source: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/press-release/national-sleep-foundation-recommends-new-sleep-times accessed 2 Aug 2019
Source: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/how-sleep-different-men-and-women accessed 2 Aug 2019