10 things that are preventing you from sleeping

Are you having trouble falling, and staying, asleep? These 10 reasons could be why


You’ve had too much coffee

Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a chemical produced by your brain that makes you sleepy. In fact, studies have shown that the caffeine in even one cup will rev your circuits enough to reduce both the length and restorative depths of sleep. It will also wake you during the night to urinate.

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