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The Most Common Reasons Why We Can't Sleep

It’s no surprise that stress is one of the most common reasons why people have trouble sleeping. If you do fall asleep you tend to wake up in the middle of the night. Stress is currently the leading cause of visits to doctors’ offices. If you have an illness and are experiencing a fever, for example, you likely can’t sleep. You feel terrible and desperately want to sleep but you can’t get yourself to sleep well.

Here are some other sleep robbers:

Discomfort. When we stop moving around during the course of the day the big nerve signals that come from our muscles and joints and those areas that we are using go away.

At that point in time, the only signals that remain are the very small and quiet pain ones. At night it’s harder to sleep if you’re in pain. If it seems like the pain is worse it’s because all the other background stuff that your brain is processing goes away. And now all that’s there is the pain.

Medications. Unfortunately, every medication on the market comes with associated side effects. Insomnia can be a side effect. If that’s the case, talk to your doctor who prescribed the medication and explain what you’re experiencing. Your doctor should be able to find a solution to help you be able to get sleep.

Abnormal schedules. People who work rotating shifts where they’re not consistently going to bed at the same time and not getting consistent sleep in the same amount each night suffer.

Getting adjusted is an excellent way to promote sound sleep. Call our practice for an appointment.

Check out Dr. Kriva’s video for more information or view our Stress Series here.

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