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Why you wake up at night and how to go back to sleep: working tips

Maryna PohorilkoLife
What to do when you are bothered by nighttime awakenings

35.5% of Americans wake up at night 3 or more nights a week. No such study has been conducted in Ukraine, but given our harsh reality, we can assume that this percentage will be much higher.

In a world that rushes at such a rhythm that 24 hours are never enough, this time is too valuable. So let's find out why we wake up at night, how to fall back to sleep quickly, and how to get rid of the problem if it starts to bother us.

Causes of nighttime awakenings

The reasons can be very different: from the trivial to the outlandish. For example, esotericists believe that people wake up because of the activity of witches and dark forces. However, sleep experts explain that waking up between 03:00 and 04:00 is a typical phenomenon because the body is already starting to prepare for the morning.

Other causes of nighttime awakenings include:

- stress, depression, anxiety disorders;

- coffee, tea, alcohol, and some medications before bedtime;

- aging (with age, the quality of sleep deteriorates, and a person becomes more sensitive to stimuli such as noise and light).

The "simplest" reason for waking up at night is an uncomfortable sleeping position, in particular, a mattress. Fortunately, it's quite easy to solve the problem in this case.

Why you wake up at night and how to go back to sleep: working tips

Choosing a sleeping place for quality sleep

An uncomfortable mattress is when you toss and turn for a long time and can't fall asleep and when "it's pressing there, something is stabbing there, and my back is numb." Under such conditions, you wake up in the morning with lower back and neck pain.

To get rid of the problem, it is important to choose a sleeping place, especially a mattress, carefully. To do this, you need to take into account your own characteristics, such as spinal problems, sleep anxiety, etc.

In particular, note that:

- people of different weights need mattresses of different firmness;

- children, teenagers and adults need different types of mattresses;

- if you have problems with your spine, choose a model that will support it;

- and most importantly, if you make the right choice, you will be able to sleep without waking up.

Consultants at Veneto store will help you with this, offering a wide range of mattresses. The brand appeared on the Ukrainian market in 1993 and is still its undisputed leader.

Veneto's high-quality orthopedic mattresses and sleeping products are recommended by the Association of Orthopedists and Traumatologists of Ukraine. In particular, the technologically advanced and time-tested Dynamic series of mattresses, which has no alternatives in Ukraine, is equipped with the French multi-zone Orthopedic Flex spine support system. This means that all parts of the body will be surrounded by different levels of support and will be able to relax as much as possible. Different zones of mattress stiffness will adapt to your contours, evenly distribute weight and improve blood circulation.

Why you wake up at night and how to go back to sleep: working tips

If you are a couple with a weight difference of more than 30 kg, take a look at the Yin-Yang mattress, which offers four possible transformations. One part of the mattress has a softer surface, the other is a harder one.

Interestingly, Veneto created it based on statistics that state: 12% of couples sleep separately due to different preferences for mattress firmness. So, in addition to their beneficial properties, Yin-Yang mattresses also save marriages.

Why you wake up at night and how to go back to sleep: working tips

However, if you like your bed to be like a soft hug, where you immediately forget about all the worries of the world, take a closer look at the Lux Multi Soft model. The CloudSoft system at its core will give you a feeling of softness and comfort while optimally supporting your spine in any position. Thanks to the anatomical Memory Flex memory foam, the mattress will adapt to the contours of your body and reduce back pain.

Why you wake up at night and how to go back to sleep: working tips

This model will also surprise you with its summer-winter effect as it will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. The two-level block for perfect balance will add increased comfort, and the hand-finished finish gives this mattress a refined and sophisticated look.

How to get back to sleep if you wake up

If you wake up in the middle of the night and fall back to sleep, it's a normal situation that doesn't pose any threat. But if 15 minutes have passed, you've counted sheep and elephants, and you still can't get back to sleep, use these tips:

- avoid going to the bathroom;

- stop turning on the phone and looking at the clock;

- leave pets in another room;

- try using the "military" method of falling asleep: focus on each part of the body from the top of the head to the heels and gradually relax them, focus on breathing. With each breath, focus on making your body feel heavy;

- if the situation with waking up starts to recur, avoid drinking alcohol before bed and ventilate the room.

If lack of sleep leads to nervous excitability, loss of energy, lethargy during the day, as well as irritability and nervousness, you should consult a specialist. Treatment for insomnia may include lifestyle changes, adjustments to sleep and wake times, or therapy.

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