Sleep problems are everywhere.
Some are work related. And others are environmental.
However – work and the environment aren’t all there is to sleep. There are many more options to consider!
Exploring Hidden Causes.
Sometimes, the causes of our sleep problems aren’t obvious at first sight.
They require some detailed analysis. And we’ll help you with that, by mentioning 4 below, plus their remedies!
#1 – Excess Carbohydrate Consumption.
Sometimes, sleep problems are “blood sugar related.”
That is, you’re not eating right. You don’t have an eating schedule. And throughout the day, your blood sugar levels are all over the place…
This can ruin your sleep. After all, food is a great determiner of “your biological clock.”
Start by switching to a high fat diet.
Fatty foods don’t affect your insulin levels or blood sugar. So you can consume them safely, while maintaining blood sugar stability.
Plus, high-fat (and) low-carb diets are known to improve sleep quality. This is an especially noted positive of ketogenic diets!
Just try it out. Give it 2-3 months, and see if it works for you!
#2 – Deviated Septum.
It’s a lesser known problem that affects your sleep. And it’s more common than you think…
Some people don’t know what a septum is. And if you didn’t know, it’s “the line dividing your nasal cavities.”
That line can sometimes “get crooked” due to injuries. This includes anything from sports damage to an accident.
And the result? You end up with blockage of one nasal cavity (thus, over-expanding the other).
How it Affects Your Sleep.
Most people are “single nostril breathers.” That is, they breathe in through their right or left nostrils (only) at a given time…
And that’s not all. The brain swaps the dominant nostril every 3-4 hours.
With a deviated septum, you basically get 3-4 hours of sleep. This is assuming you head to bed when “the good nostril starts working.”
So in most cases, you’re getting about 1-2 hours. And for the rest of the night, you’re awake.
You need corrective surgery.
Find a specialist that can fix your deviated septum. It’s an investment that’ll normalize your sleep again!
#3 – Sleep Apnea.
Some people have it. Yet, they brush it off as “stress” or “sleeping position problems.”
Don’t be that person. If you have trouble getting oxygen through your airway, consider sleep apnea as a possibility.
Visit a specialist, and get yourself a sleep test!
What Sleep Apnea Is.
It’s an obstruction of your airway resulting from tissue collapse (or enlarged tissues in your throat).
So that tissue isn’t nasal. It’s usually at the back of your throat.
And that can be soft “unsupported tissue” or “enlarged tonsils/adenoids”.
Again, corrective surgery is an option. But for sleep apnea, it applies to extreme situations…
A more common option is the CPAP machine. Those are devices that deliver humid “pressurized” air through a mask.
That pressure keeps your airway supported during sleep. Plus, the humidity ensures your airway stays moist, preventing irritations.
If you have sleep issues, consider a CPAP. Contact a sleep specialist, and ask them to recommend you a good model!
#4 – Iron Deficiency.
The final cause on our list.
Your iron stores might be lacking. And beyond anemia, your sleep might also be compromised.
So you need your low ferritin levels fixed. And you can do this by increasing the consumption of “red meats” in your diet.
But – if you feel this isn’t enough, then visit a specialist. Ask them for a lab remedy that keeps your iron levels in check!