Why Do You Keep Waking Up in The Middle of The Night
Jun 15, 2023
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"I don't know what's wrong, I keep waking up in the middle of the night, and then I can't fall asleep..." My heart was full of worries. Do you often have such friends talking about you? So always waking up in the middle of the night, what the hell is going on?
First of all, you need to understand that waking up in the middle of the night is a completely normal physiological phenomenon. No one can sleep through the night without waking up. Even waking up 4 to 6 times during the night is normal. This dates back to the days of cavemen, who woke up at night to scan their surroundings to make sure no predators were raiding them before falling asleep.
Here are 6 common reasons why you wake up at night, and how you can get back to sleep peacefully.
One: To urinate
There are many predisposing factors for nocturia. If you find yourself waking up to urinate 2 to 4 times a night, even if you limit your nighttime fluid intake, it's likely that your water and electrolytes are out of balance. If you drink too much water and not enough salt, the body may try to give up some of the water, which may explain why you wake up in the middle of the night to pee.
Drink a small glass of water with a pinch of raw sea salt about 30 minutes before bedtime. Raw salt helps water get into cells.
Two: The room is too hot
According to the National Sleep Foundation, feeling hot can make it difficult to fall asleep. The temperature of the room and the clothes you wear when you sleep, as well as your bedding, can all affect sleep.
16°C to 18°C is the ideal bedtime temperature. Also, you can try taking a warm bath right before bed, which raises your body temperature slightly, while getting out of the tub causes a slight drop in body temperature, which sends sleep-related signals to your brain.
Three: Watching mobile phone addiction
Sleep is more likely to be disrupted if your bedtime routine includes browsing WeChat. Exposing your eyes to blue light at night stops your body from producing melatonin, the sleep-promoting hormone.
Dim the brightness of the room, and stop looking at the screen of electronic devices for an hour before going to bed.
Four: Getting older
Everyone has a biological clock, which is used to determine when to be tired at night and when to wake up in the morning. By the time you're in your 60s, you're probably waking up 2 hours earlier than when you were in your 30s.
Most older adults find it easier to fall asleep when they go to bed earlier.
Five: Drink alcohol before going to bed
Alcohol has a sedative effect, and if you drink enough, you can fall asleep easily. During the first few hours, the body metabolizes the alcohol, which prevents healthy REM sleep, the most restful stage of sleep. Lack of REM sleep can leave you restless and restless in the second half of the night, leading to poor sleep quality.
Do not drink alcohol within 2 to 3 hours before going to bed.
Six: Vitamin D deficiency
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor sleep quality. Vitamin D has a direct effect on the parts of the brain involved in sleep.
Get some daily sun exposure and eat foods rich in vitamin D, such as fatty fish, eggs, and fortified milk or orange juice.
By using BP smartwatch, you can better understand the factors that affect your sleep and take steps to improve your sleep habits. With its sleek design and user-friendly interface, BP smartwatch is the perfect addition to your nighttime routine.