It has happened to all of us – some of us more often than others – but even though we’ve put in a long day, we’re staring at the ceiling, wide-awake at 1 a.m. According to SleepFoundation.org, insomnia can be caused by “psychiatric and medical conditions,” as well as other factors.
Getting proper sleep is important for your overall health, so not only is insomnia unpleasant – it can start to impact your performance (or worse). Let’s take a closer look at 12 reasons you might be laying awake in your bed night after night…
1. Physical Pain
Huffington Post says “any condition that leaves you in discomfort can understandably disrupt your sleep.” These conditions may include arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, and a host of other painful problems, according to the source.
The source points to a 2015 poll by The National Sleep Foundation that found only 36-percent of respondents with chronic pain reported getting consistently good sleep, while 65-percent of those without chronic pain reported the same.