There a ton of reasons why many of us don’t get as much sleep as we’d like. But at the end of the day, whatever you’re dealing with, you’re simply not getting enough sleep. In this article, we’re going to look at the many factors that keep us up at night and how you can best deal with them.
Who’s Sleeping Best & Worst
Young females are generally getting the worst sleep, while retired males are getting the most sleep. When analyzed both of these findings make a lot of sense. First, young females often have children to deal with, meaning they’re up until all hours of the night dealing with their little ones. Conversely, retired males (and females to a large extent) have little cares in the world that keeps them up at night.
The Four Elements that Keep Us Up
These four elements aren’t the only things keeping us up at night, but they are the most common.
Stress is well-known as the main cause of stress, and while it’s great to know what’s keeping you up, it’s tough to deal with the root cause of stress, which is why it continues to be such a big factor for so many people. People who rated their sleep as poor were nearly four times more likely to have been stressed in the two weeks prior to the survey. Interestingly enough, and perhaps counter to what we’d think, women seem to be more affected by stress than men.
Physical pain is experienced by every one of us every day, but those of us who experience it at night often don’t sleep well. Dealing with this issue is often easier than dealing with stress because it’s a cut & dry problem.
Just like stress, personal finances keep many of us at night because it makes us feel inferior and ultimately stressed out because we’re not sure we’ll be able to cover our expenses. Combating personal finance stress is easier than you might think though! All you need to do is take a breath and shift your perspective from one that is wanting to one that is appreciative of what you have.
Another way to combat this type of sleep issue is to start saving for retirement or unforeseen medical expenses. People who do this are two times more likely to rate their sleep as excellent.
This last major cause of sleep deprivation is less thought about than the others. Many of us worry about being alone and being isolated from our friends and family. This can be, again, combated by shifting one’s perspective.
What Helps Us Sleep
Enough of the negatives, here are the things that help us sleep!
The most common causes of great sleep are good financial management, meaningful relationships, and a positive mindset. These causes, of course, do not include the pharmaceutical or natural equivalents.
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