Why People Cannot Sleep

A good night’s sleep is a joyous thing to have. It is unfortunate that many people cannot have it and there are many reasons, even barring a health condition.

A good night’s sleep is rather something that is important for our health and wellbeing. For many people, sleep does not come as easily for a number of reasons. There are just many of us who lie right in bed, at night, hoping for a good night’s sleep but there are many things that are keeping us up at night. What are the common causes of lack of sleep? Some kind of health condition might be the cause but if nothing seems present, there are many other reasons. Here are some ideas of why this might be occurring.

Worries About the Health of Family Members


We worry about everyone from children, parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, the list goes on and on. There are times where certain family members are getting a bit on in age and nights where it does appear in our mind, where we are in a half awake state, waiting for that phone call, fearing the absolute worst or at least a very bad situation. Perhaps we know an illness has struck and perhaps it can turn into something more awful. Even if the doctors have assured us that there is nothing to worry about, a part of us cannot help but worry. Therefore it keeps us at night.


Worries About Job Security or Financial Situation.


We live in a stormy economic climate. The job we have today might not be there a week from now for instance. The company could go out of business as many have before or we could be the victim of mass layoffs to try to stop the bleeding. No matter how many years we’ve worked, I think that if we are employed, we are considered to be expendable. Providing that we still have a job right now, as many have been out of work for some time or in and out, getting whatever work they can due to turbulent times. We try and save money but it never seems to be enough and savings can only go so far in the case of an emergency. Many rest in bed uneasily with financial worries.


Guilt About Something That You Did


We make mistakes in life. They are not out of malice and we don’t intend to hurt people. Sometimes we do though and many of us feel guilt about mistakes. Sometimes weeks after the fact and sometimes these things pop up a bit after the fact. Even after the apology and the apology being accepted, we’re still feeling a bit of guilt here and there in our subconscious. Guilt is a horrible thing.


Eating Too Close Before Bedtime.


That late night snack might be tasty but it could disrupt your sleep schedule. Our body is in the early stages of digestion and it will ruin your sleep. Many say that you should not eat three hours before bed time and if it is a larger meal, it goes without saying that it would be slightly a bit more.


Too Tired to Go To Sleep


It really has to be said but there are times where we’ve had such a long and tiring day that one would think that we would be out like a light the moment our head hit the pillows. One would think that. One would be rather wrong. There are times where your body can burn enough energy where you’re so tired that you can’t really expend any effort to actually do the process of falling asleep. You may eventually but it’s a rather mind numbing process.

Hopefully your nights are full of a good night’s sleep, of six to eight solid hours of natural sleep because the alternative is rarely pretty.

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  1. Sleep seems to elude me many nights and I know that feeling of being too exhausted to fall asleep….

  2. I sometimes have problems falling off to sleep. I will admit that I do snack a lot before I go to sleep, so that may be one of the reasons. Everything else you mentioned in this article is very true. I think more people are having sleepless nights due to financially worries. It’s unfortunate. Great write up. Thanks for sharing.

  3. excellent article

  4. The greatest reason maybe is anxiety. I agree with all of the reasons for lack of sleep in this article.

  5. very nice and useful

  6. I’ve had troubles with this the last few weeks but I think most of it is related to money issues, stability.. Very true points though, though eating before bedtime doesn’t seem to bother me much. In fact I frequently fall asleep after eating lunch and dinner, lol.

  7. The last tip is a surprise to me. Let’s hope everyone can put aside all the worries and have a good sleep to recharge oneself.

  8. So many things can keep you from falling asleep – even good things. Usually right before a vacation, I can’t sleep at all the night before.

  9. Good sleep habits require a lot of mental discipline.

  10. Sleep is a rare commodity especially among people with many unfulfilled dreams, ill health, etc. I sleep well, so no problem.

  11. It happens sometimes.

  12. Very informative post such regarding Why People Cannot Sleep i was searching same Thanks

  13. Thanks for sharing.

  14. very good information thanks for this

  15. And Financial worries is most common reason these days.. :)

  16. another reason bf loll

  17. You brought out some very good points. Four of them were the reason I couldn’t sleep last night. Thank you for sharing this very good article.

  18. If the mind is as tired as the body… a good long peaceful sleep, will come cheers

  19. Excellent post

  20. I’m back in this one. I had a good night’s sleep last night though, yay!

  21. Great information.

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