5 Things That Will Kill Your Sleep At Night

Insomnia is said to be increasing in America. The problem begins mainly from age 20. Insomnia can trigger many other harsh effects. It is known to bring negative changes to behavior. Biologically, it can cause wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes. By the way, dark circles are sometimes genetic.

When insomnia takes over, they turn worse. At that point, they become stubborn. So we all should try our best to get adequate sleep. But it is not always child’s play. Some nights sleep just does not want to come. For women going through menopause, sleep disorder can turn chronic. Hormonal changes have links to it. Insomnia can also be inherited through genes. But did you know that certain other external and internal things can also have the tendency to prevent sleep in those who do not have any such issues? If you are wondering what they are have a look below.

1. Caffeine: This is one of the most culprits to leave a body awake. Experts say that we should not drink more than 2 cups of coffee if we want to have good sleep at night. No doubt it is true. Yet the amount going in the body at day time may not totally affect the nighttime sleep. The biggest mistake is drinking coffee 2 or 3 hours before going to bed. This is when body has to be made extremely tired to make the sleep hormone work.

2. Sugar: This is another thing I experimented with. My foods were different kinds of desserts like cakes and pies. I had them at night and stayed up late till 5am. It seems sugar is more powerful than caffeine. Even a half a glass of 7Up works like a harsh sleep preventer. Note that body size plays in important role in this.

3. Depression: This can be termed as extremely toxic. Research has shown that depression has a very strong connection with sleeplessness. The notion is that depression does inhibit sleep. But when it becomes constant or frequent, body gets addicted to insomnia. Similarly, insomnia heralds the beginning of depression.

4. Medications: Pharmaceutical industry normally does not hide the information that certain medications cause insomnia. Just check the label of your medication before taking it at night. It is noted that Lipitor, Prozac, Celexa, Luvox, Zoloft, Cardura, Flomax and so forth have shown noticeable signs of preventing sleep. 

5. Hunger: Not sure why it is never brought up. Hunger can delay sleep greatly. Much of it is connected to the fact that the work of acid taking place within empty stomach eventually annoys the mind. Thus, the focus on the sleep is prevented. Hunger can also cause nightmares.

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