How to Stop Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

by Sheri @ Purposeful Habits
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Want To Stop Waking Up In The Middle Of  The Night? Here’s What You Need To Do

It is 3 am, and you are wide awake again. Same story, different day. Ugh. While it’s perfectly normal to wake up a couple of times in the night, you should be able to go back to sleep. If you can’t stop waking up in the middle of the night, or find it difficult to fall back to sleep, there could be an underlying problem that is affecting your sleep. Thankfully, most of these problems can be very easy to solve.

Here are a few of the most common reasons why people have trouble waking up throughout the night. Read on to find out what you can do about them!


Disturbances In Your Room

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The main reasons why we wake during the night is that something has disturbed our sleep and woke us up.

To help you stop waking up in the middle of the night, start by clearing disturbances in your room. The most common ones are light streaming in from outside directly into your bedroom, or a high level of noise.

If the early morning light keeps waking you, you might want to hang some blackout blinds.

Noise from traffic outside will be blocked by installing double-glazed windows. I

f all else fails, you might want to get yourself some earplugs. Here are my favourite earplugs for drowning out sounds when we go on vacation.

Correct Room Temperature Will Help You Stop Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

If your bedroom is either too hot or too cold, you might find it difficult to sleep at night.
Controlling your bedroom temperature as best you can is necessary to stay comfortable all through the night. To stop waking up in the middle of the night, especially during the summer months, it’s worth leaving a window open and switching to a summer duvet.

During winter, wear comfortable fleece pyjamas and swap back to a thicker, winter duvet.
If your room is particularly hot during a heatwave, you might want to check out tips for regulating room temperature.


Get Rid Of Old Mattresses

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A mattress that is old or worn out can do more than leave you tossing and turning throughout the night. Old mattresses can become bumpy and a bit too soft to correctly support our backs while we sleep.

As a result, they can be fairly uncomfortable, especially once we have been laid on one for a couple of hours.

A good mattress can give you years of comfortable sleep but there’s no set number as to exactly how many.

When you are ready to replace your mattress, do a little research online, and read mattress reviews to get an idea of the kinds of modern ones available to buy, that others recommend.

After all, we do spend about a third of our lives in bed, so itis worth looking into.
Hopefully, a new mattress will help you sleep like a baby!

Stop Waking Up in the Middle of the Night By Limiting Your Alcohol Intake

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Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it will make the body produce more urine, making you need to go to the bathroom more often. If you drink in the evening, you will probably need to wake to go to the bathroom more often through the night.

Alcohol also makes your sleep a lot lighter than usual. To stop waking up in the middle of the night, cut off your alcohol intake at least four hours before you go to bed, so you will be less likely to wake during the night.

Battling Insomnia When It Fights Your Sleep

If the solutions above don’t seem to help fix your sleep, you might be suffering from insomnia.

Lots of people wake up in the morning not feeling well-rested after a night’s sleep. During the day, they might also have difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering things.

When you sleep through the night, you should wake up feeling a lot more refreshed!

Try these tips and suggestions to help you get a good night’s rest.
Make changes that would help you sleep better and more comfortably, leaving you refreshed to go about your day in a productive manner. Start your day in a good mood, with a great cup of coffee, and a smile on your face.

What do you do to stop waking up in the middle of the night? Share with me in the comments section below.


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nmgilb August 27, 2018 - 15:29

I’m currently 36 weeks pregnant and I would do ANYTHING for a solid night of sleep at this point. I’ve noticed that if I limit my liquid intake later in the day it helps. I tend to wake up a lot to use the restroom.

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