A lot of people are having difficulty falling asleep. Whilst sleeping is a natural way for the body to rest and heal, the demands of the modern lifestyle have affected the natural sleep patterns of many. When before, the body respond to the mere change of natural lighting from bright to dark, now even during the night we are exposed to bright lighting. Even the noise that surrounds us affects our natural pattern of sleep. And I am not only referring to the outside noises because frankly, the noise within is even louder.
Why do people have difficulty falling asleep?
There are many factors that affect falling asleep. And here are some of the most common reasons:
Your sleep environment and condition.
There is a good reason why caves are very well utilized as a bedroom during the prehistoric period. Caves are cold, dark and quiet. It masks out any light that can interfere with sleep. It also masks out any noise that can disturb a sound sleep. So, those people who complain that they have difficulty falling asleep are most likely exposed to too much light, noise and even warm bedroom.
Using cell phones, tablets and television in bed before sleep.
Laptops, PC and smartphone devices use blue light. This particular type of light suppresses melatonin production. Melatonin is a hormone that tells our body that it is time to sleep.
You are forcing yourself to sleep.
The more you force yourself to sleep, the more it will not happen. There are times when we are just so busy during the day that our adrenalin is still very much active even at night. And so our minds are so active and we are thinking of so many things. Stress, anxiety or depression can all contribute to this difficulty falling asleep pattern.
There are two most common sleep disorders: insomnia and sleep apnea. If you suffer from insomnia, it is most likely that you have difficulty falling asleep. Most people experience insomnia during difficult times and sometimes lasts only for a brief period of time. But if you are a chronic insomniac, it is best to get professional help.
What help can I get?
There are many ways to combat sleep difficulty. The web is a well of information on how to turn your difficulty sleeping to a sound and restful sleep. But personally, I take Clinicians REM Sleep.
Clinicians REM Sleep is a nutrient formulation designed to support normal sleep patterns. The ability to achieve or maintain a normal night’s sleep is important and is one of the most common functions that people seek help for.