Why Is It So Hard To Fall Asleep?

Falling asleep might be difficult, but if you’re having trouble, here might be some causes and solutions.
Watch more: How Much Sleep Do You REALLY Need?


hey there welcome to life noggin I’m pretty lucky as long as my animator doesn’t turn off his computer I can stay up all night and never have to worry about sleeping when I want to watch well quite frankly way too many YouTube videos you humans aren’t so fortunate though some of you even tell me you have trouble getting to bed so why can it be so hard to fall asleep well to begin you humans fall asleep by going from a state of being awake to unconscious sleep we’re a little unclear on the exact process but basically it starts when you’re winding down and your brain exhibits some alpha activity you eventually enter Stage one of sleep where your brainwaves slow down and theta band activity is introduced with some bursts of alpha activity still occurring later comes stage 2 where the alpha activity dies down then there are stages 3 & 4 characterized by delta waves finally you enter the REM stage of sleep where dreaming is often reported while you’re there you can have some awesome adventures with your favorite animation you can spend the rest of the night cycling between the different stages but why can sleep be so difficult sometimes well aside from worrying about that one thing that you did in middle school several years ago it might have something to do with what you’re eating drinks and food with caffeine can cause sleep disturbances especially when you have them close to bedtime protein can also be the culprit it’s an important nutrient for the body but can be harder to break down and digest than other foods that along with it containing tyrosine an amino acid that aids neurotransmitter production may make it hard to get some rest if you have a bunch of protein before bed so put down that protein shake dude you really don’t need it just go to bed we all know that it can be harder for you humans to fall asleep if there is a bunch of loud noises going on but some people say it might also be difficult if it’s too quiet having your thermostat set too high or low might also lead to some late night restlessness and if you find it hard to get some Z’s you might be a werewolf well probably not but a recent study did find that people might have a harder time sleeping during a full moon their participants took about five minutes longer to fall asleep and had a 30% decrease in deep sleep and they slept around 20% less when there was a full moon maybe that’s why those lycanthropes are always hungry they’re just tired so if you do have trouble falling asleep the National Sleep Foundation has some tips they say to carve about thirty minutes to wind down before you go to bed and try to disconnect from your electronics but obviously you know finish this video first maybe try a breathing or relaxation exercise and do your best to wake up around the same time every day I’m pretty sure my research team is going to get a whole bunch of ads for a new bed after doing research for this video so do you have any tips for falling asleep let me know in the comment section below and if you enjoyed this video then you’re definitely gonna want to check out the video we did on how much sleep you really need with a study that looked at older adults researchers found that sleeping less than six hours or more than 10 hours a night was associated with a higher likelihood of healthcare use as always my name is blocko this has been life noggin don’t forget to keep on thinking

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