Learn 5 key reasons why you can't sleep. These common insomnia causes can often be fixed very easily.
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Shaun: Hi, this is Shaun from FixYourSleep.com. Today, I’m bringing you a video entitled, “Insomnia Causes: Why you can’t get to sleep?” In today’s video, I’d like to spend just a few minutes looking at the most common causes of insomnia and the reason for doing this because if you can find all the specific cause or at least the overall area which will be causing your insomnia, it means we can then work and make sure our energy is put into replace. We can use different techniques, different strategies, and different methods. That means you’re much just like any grain nut sleep after. So, what are the overall causes of insomnia? The main key areas that we’re interested in here are the emotional causes, the physical causes, the behavioral causes, your sleep routine and your sleeping environment. Those five key areas tend to harbor the most common causes of insomnia. So let’s have a look at each of this insomnia. The emotional causes of insomnia tend to be, if you’re feeling very stressed, if you’re feeling very frustrated, if you’re feeling very anxious or if you’re feeling very depressed, any negative emotion or state will tend to affect your ability to sleep easily afterwards. Now there’s a slight juxtaposition in here which is if you’re not getting ready to sleep, you might tend to feel quite stressed or frustrated about it. The more frustrated, the more stressed you feel the worst sleep becomes so that’s something we really have to look at and can’t pull you right off that vicious circle. The next area is the physical. If you have any physical, ill health problems, if you are not adapting great sleep nutrition, if you are eating certain foods that will affect your sleep that keeps you very mentally active when you try to sleep on a night. Again, that is going to have a real role impact and we’re going to discuss those more specifically in and of video. Let’s take a quick look at the behavioral causes of sleep. These tend to be things like the behaviors you adapt right before going to bed. Certain behaviors will keep your mind very active. It will produce lots of adrenaline in your body and you’re not going to get right on sleep. Other things are how you use your light and your energy. If you are getting certain amounts of light in certain times of day, it’s very good for your ability to sleep. If you’re not, I’ll say next to the fact and this is exactly the same view the way you use your energy. In terms of your sleep routine, the few key areas of what you suggest how you would think about it are your consistency, the bed times. Do you consistently go to bed at the same time every night or could it be ten o’clock one night and two o’clock another night? That’s going to have a big impact in your ability to constantly get a great night sleep. Another thing with your sleep routine is how you might you use in naps or power naps just like one. If you are napping a lot during the day and you’re not doing it in a very specific and very structured manner, it will affect your sleeping in the night. Similarly, if you don’t nap as you would in a day, you were pretty missing out an opportunity to top yourself up and allowing yourself the natural way where you’re designed to sleep. The final thing I’d like you to have a quick think about is your sleep environment. What are the noise levels like in your sleep environment? What are the light levels like? Is it comfortable? Does it have the right ambiance? If you’re trying to sleep in a place which is very noisy, very bright, very uncomfortable again, it’s going to affect your ability to sleep. So, we just had a quick look at the five main areas that insomnia causes tend to come from. What I like you to do is just kind of think. Are there any areas that you can really know right now on how to prompt them in the area or maybe I need to look in that in a little bit more detail? Now of course, we have our free video arranged for you and each of these areas will be discussed in more de