Why You Aren’t Sleeping and How to Fix It

Last Updated on August 24, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Do you know why you aren’t sleeping? It took me a while to figure this out, but now that I have, it’s made a huge difference. Not getting a good night’s sleep can have a huge impact on how my day goes the next day. It makes me sore, cranky, short tempered, and just generally not a happy person. I have problems concentrating, and I don’t tend to accomplish much. I’m sharing these tips for why you aren’t sleeping as part of the Reverie Sleep System 101 Night Sleep Journey, and product was provided.

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Why you aren't sleeping and how to fix it

Getting a good night’s sleep is often about comfort and relaxation. If you’re stressed, distracted, uptight and uncomfortable, the chances are that you won’t have a good night’s sleep. You may have difficulty falling asleep or you may wake up often once you have fallen asleep. Either way, giving your attention to a few possible problems will help quite a bit.

  • Minimizing distractions. Your bedroom should be for sleeping and sex. If you have your television or game system in the bedroom, now is the time to move them to another room. TV and gaming in the bedroom can disrupt your sleep cycle according to studies I have seen. Don’t be tempted to bring your phone to bed to check emails, social media or text a friend. Keep your bedroom calm and relaxing and free of distractions. Try adding flowers, a potted plant, an essential oil diffuser, or some funky throw pillows. Just turn your bedroom into a relaxing and peaceful oasis for sleep.
  • Declutter. Clutter can make you subconsciously stressed and unhappy. These are not feelings we want when we’re trying to drift off to sleep at night. Clutter also attracts dust which can lead to breathing problems and allergies which can both disrupt your sleep cycle. Put clothes away in bureaus and closets. Close the closet door. Work on clearing clutter from flat surfaces like nightstands and chairs. You don’t want to be reminded of all the work you need to do when you are trying to sleep.
  • Deal with pain issues. Pain is one of the issues that impacts your quality of sleep most frequently. I always woke up with back pain before switching to my Reverie Sleep System. Each Sleep System includes a DreamCell™ latex mattress customized to your specific firmness preferences as well as an adjustable foundation that allows you to find your most comfortable sleeping and resting position with the touch button. See your medical practitioner to manage pain issues and experiment to find the most comfortable position.

Why you aren't sleeping and how to fix it

  • Manage stress. Stress is a difficult one to handle, but I have found that things like journalling and meditation can help. Also falling asleep to white noise or nature sounds is very relaxing. I use the Elation™ Bluetooth® Surround Sound Bed Speakers from Reverie to relax at night before bed. I love the sound of a gentle rain or water in a brook or river. My husband enjoys listening to the birds.
  • Snoring from a spouse. My husband used to snore like a freight train at night which made it almost impossible for me to fall asleep.  We tried all sorts of things to help with his snoring that didn’t work until we tried an adjustable bed by Reverie. The Reverie Sleep System has a snoring position that helps reduce snoring. I just press a button and the position changes to one that helps reduce the amount that he snores.
  • Set a routine. Your body functions best when you have a sleep routine. Go to bed and wake up at about the same time each day. Getting 12 hours of sleep one day and five the next will make it harder for your body to adjust to a sleep routine. Try to set a sleep routine that allows you to get about eight hours per night. I don’t always reach this goal, but I am more likely to achieve it if I go to bed at a realistic time.

I cannot tell you how much difference the Reverie Sleep System has made in my sleep quality. I don’t wake up with back pain or toss and turn all night trying to find a comfortable position. I’ve gone from getting about five hours of sleep each night to getting about seven hours each night. It’s made a huge improvement in my mood and my productivity. Get a free info kit and learn more about the Reverie Sleep System.

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10 thoughts on “Why You Aren’t Sleeping and How to Fix It”

  1. My husband snores also, the bed sounds amazing! I have been having difficulty sleeping for a few months now, thanks for the tips.
  2. These are all great ways to change up your world so that you can sleep better, all too often people can find solutions to that ever lasting issue of getting good sleep. I like to have no noise, but my boyfriend likes the sound of a fan so we compromised on him having it lower, but most recently I have noticed the clutter in my bedroom is causing an issue with me being able to settle down into a good night slumber! 
  3. My mom had been putting off knee surgery for years. But when her doctor asked if the pain kept her up at night, it was kind of an a-ha moment. So glad she finally took care of it so she could get some rest.
  4. I am awful at turning off electronics before bed!! I know a lot of my issue is jet lag with how much traveling I do.  This sounds like a great sleep system!

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