Here's a list of some possibilities why, that you may not have thought of:
- The Thyroid - involved in production of hormones that control sleep and fatigue, if something's not working here you will absolutely feel tired. Hypothyroidism is thought of as something that slows everything down.
- Alcohol Consumption - it is a depressant, and you may fall asleep, but you won't necessarily get good quality sleep. Who wants to fall asleep and still wake up tired. If you are a bit hung over all you may want to do is stay in bed as well.
- Being Depressed - people suffering with depression often don't sleep well either. If your mind is still active at bedtime, you may not fall asleep well or get back to sleep if you wake up in the middle of the night.
- Napping to much or too long - do you ever feel like you have taken a nap every day this week and now you feel like you are always going to need it? Research has shown us that 20 minute power nap will be more beneficial for you.
- Lack of Magnesium - many of us a deficient in this, and if you are then sleep may not be your only problem. Mg is a mineral that works well with calcium; so one more issue is that if you're low in it your body won't utilize Calcium (Ca) optimally either.
- Dehydration - water is involved in almost every body reaction, a lack of it may be a reason you're not sleeping. Water is one of the simplest cure-all elements.
- Sleep Apnea - another issue you might not know is going on. It is usually truly found when monitored. There are periods where one doesn't breathe well. There are oxygen machines on the market as well as tools to monitor you O2 levels.
- Neck Pain or Your Pillow - In fact, your pillow may be contributing to your pain, and therefore your lack of sleep.
There you have it, a bunch of things you don't always think of that can be preventing a good night's sleep. Does one of these sound like it might be your issue?