Top Factors and Environmental Stressors Affecting Your Sleep

There are hundreds of factors affecting your sleep. Sleep is considered now as the most important health factor, especially deep sleep when you rejuvenate and reboot your health systems. For example, wakefulness is associated with mitochondrial stress and without sufficient sleep, neuron degeneration sets in, which can lead to dementia and other health problems.

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Here’s a list of the top factors and environmental stressors affecting your sleep. Unfortunately, the list focuses only on things that can go wrong or are harmful but you can figure out what to do. If you’re already having problems with sleep and that is affecting your life, you know how important sleep is, so employing as many of the positive behaviours and minimising environmental stressors will greatly improve your sleep.

The list of things, behaviours that can affect your sleep or are NOT good for you

  1. Geopathic stress
  2. Electromagnetic pollution
  3. Wifi radiation
  4. Dirty electricity
  5. Lack of total darkness when sleeping
  6. Metal beds
  7. Metal spring mattresses
  8. Smart meters
  9. Air pollution
  10. Humidity
  11. Noise pollution

  1. Temperature (too hot or too cold)
  2. Lack of support ie a solid headboard
  3. Bad not in the power position ie withe the back to the door or window
  4. Energy saving lightbulbs
  5. Cactuses
  6. Alarm clocks and other electrical devices near your bed
  7. Mirrors reflecting you in bed
  8. Lack of negative ions
  9. Heavy shelves or cupboards above the head
  10. Pictures behind you
  11. Not feeling secure in bed
  12. Dust mites
  13. Mold
  14. Not sleeping naked
  15. Mobile phones, tables, computers
  16. Using loud alarm clocks
  17. Wrong, unergonomic cushions or uncomfortable mattresses
  18. Synthetic beding
  19. Work related things
  20.  Lack of magnesium malate or glycinate
  21. Not reserving your bed for sleeping ie watching TV
  22. Lots of blue light before going to sleep
  23.  Not having separate bedrooms
  24. Lack of a window (yes, some bedrooms have no windows)
  25. Not going to bed as early as possible, ideally between 9 and 10 p.m.
  26. Changing your bedtime
  27.  Not having an established and relaxing bedtime routine
  28. Drinking fluids within two hours of going to bed so then you have to go to toilet in the middle of the night
  29. Caffeine
  30. Excess weight
  31. Not going to the bathroom right before bed so again you need to get up in the middle of the night
  32. Eating at least three hours before bedtime, particularly grains and sugars
  33. Stress levels, not using any natural techniques for stress reduction or for insomnia such as tapping / EFT (emotional freedom technique)
  34. Not take a hot bath or shower before bed
  35. Lack of melatonin
  36. Not take a sauna followed by cold immersion in an unheated pool or shower, two to three hours before bed
  37. Not wearing socks to bed
  38. Alcohol
  39. Working before bed so your mind is still buzzing
  40.  Exercising too much bedtime or not exercising enough generally during the day
  41. Watching TV right before bed, especially news, etc which can upset you or make you worried about life
  42. Use of electronics, both during the day and in the evening
  43. Foods you may be sensitive to
  44. Having LEDs and fluorescent light bulbs in your home instead of traditional incandescent lightbulbs
  45. Not using blue-blocking glasses after sunset
  46. Not having blue-blocking software on your electronic screen devices
  47.  Your circadian clock out of sync
  48. Daytime naps
  49. Lack of relaxation
  50.  Not reading before bed, something spiritual or uplifting
  51. Not reflecting and journaling to reduce stress an anxiety
  52. Worrying
  53. Too many drugs
  54. Adrenals
  55.  Menopausal or perimenopausal issues
  56. Getting out of bed
  57. Not using controlled breathing exercises to harmonise HRV (heart rate variability)
  58.  Snoring
  59. Not using natural sleep aid such as valerian root
  60.  Not drinking chamomile tea
  61. Not using a sleep tracker
Top Factors and Environmental Stressors Affecting Your Sleep
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