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.
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Caption: 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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