1. Why a Good Night’s Sleep Matters
If you get shortchanged on shut-eye, you might get moody, cranky, anxious, or depressed. You also might find it harder to think straight or to remember things. In the long run, lack of sleep can lead to conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. So it’s well worth your while to figure out how to get some good quality, uninterrupted ZZZs.
2. Major Life Events
It’s normal for something unusually stressful, like a recent car accident or losing your job, to wake you up during the night. These effects should fade as you come to terms with the situation. Talk to your doctor if your sleep problems stick around for a while after a serious life event. Medication and talk therapy might help.