4 Most Common Reasons for Sleepless Nights

JANUARY 11, 2024

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Do you ever reach the end of a long day, feeling utterly worn out, only to find that once your head hits the pillow, you're suddenly wide awake or met with unrelenting racing thoughts?

Nothing is more frustrating than lying in bed, exhausted yet unable to fall asleep.

If this is an all too common experience for you, know that you’re not alone and there is help!

In this post, we're going to shed light on the four most common reasons behind poor sleep.

It's time to understand and tackle these hidden culprits so you can finally enjoy the restful, rejuvenating sleep you deserve. Get ready to turn those restless nights into peaceful slumber!

Let’s dive in…

This includes a range of imbalances from estrogen dominance (imbalance of progesterone to estrogen) to cortisol misregulation.

These are the two most common scenarios that I see and help my clients with. The best way to pinpoint whether or not this is an underlying cause for your sleep troubles is to work with a doctor or practitioner and or test.

Deficiencies that commonly result in insomnia or sleep disruptions include things like low vitamin D, B vitamins, and magnesium. These are critical cofactors for the production of hormones and neurotransmitters that allow sleep to be induced and sustained. Although other deficiencies can result in poor sleep as well, these are perhaps the most common.

This is the most controllable scenario, and one that can be improved starting today. Your nighttime habits and environment can make or break your ability to get quality uninterrupted rest. Blood sugar spiking meals, exposure to blue and bright lights, and stimulating activity, for example are all culprits and reasons why you may not be getting quality sleep. I cover these & other top offenders in the article linked below. So be sure to check that out so you can create a better environment and habits for improved sleep and health.

Perhaps the most insidious of sleep disruptors is stress. Chronic stress keeps the body in a state of high alert, triggering an overproduction of cortisol - our major stress hormone and the chemical responsible for waking us up in the morning. When cortisol is high at night it can make falling asleep impossible. The connection between stress and sleep is intricate, meaning that high stress levels can lead to restless nights, and restless nights in turn can trigger stress. It’s a vicious cycle, but one that can be broken with a few simple lifestyle tweaks.

As you can see there are a variety of underlying reasons for poor sleep or insomnia and as such, the treatments and approaches will also vary.

Once you understand the cause of your sleeplessness, you can then begin to make changes aligned with your needs

Believe it or not, once you know the reason for your struggle, the solutions are rather simple.

I'm here to support you on this journey to more restful nights, energized days and a body you feel amazing in. If you’d like to learn more and take the next step, click here.


- Lauren

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