More often than not factors such as a snoring partner & the cat scratching at the bedroom door are identified as obvious sleep stealers. But not all “sleep stealers” are obvious. The following are “sleep stealers” that could be unconsciously keeping you awake at night.

Psychological factors: Stress is considered the number one cause of short-term sleep difficulties .You are not going to solve all your problems by staying awake all night so, give it a rest and get some rest!

Life style stressor: Drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages in the afternoon/evening, exercising close to bed time, following an irregular morning/nighttime schedule and working or doing mentally intense activities right before or after getting into bed can interfere with getting a good night’s sleep.

Medications: Certain medications such as Decongestants, steroids and some medications for high blood pressure, asthma or depression can cause sleeping difficulties as a side effect.

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