Wary of sleepless nights and do not know the reasons behind them? If you are one among the several other victims of insomnia and looking for a respite, read on the 5 prime causes of insomnia given here so that you can find the right cure!

You Take Wrong Food Before Going to Bed:

Avoid eating late meals, if you do so. Take your meals two hours before going to bed and strictly avoid consuming caffeine or nicotine before sleeping. Contrary to this, if you take carbohydrate rich food at night, you would be able to sleep better because these foods contain tryptophan that triggers the brain naturally to produce the kind of hormone that helps you sleep better.

You Exercise Just Before Going to Bed:

Though it is important to indulge in exercise for a better and sound sleep, but if you exercise just before going to bed then you will have a sleepless night. This is so because, exercising actually releases certain brain chemicals that prevent the onset of sleep. So, it is better to make sure that you exercise at least three hours before retiring to bed.

You Take too Much Oily and Spicy Food:

If you take so much of spicy food, you are likely to suffer from gastro esophageal reflux. In this health issue, the acid in your stomach begins to travel upwards giving you a feeling of being uncomfortable and hence you cannot sleep at night.

You are Alcoholic:

Alcohol is a sedative and helps you relax so you think that it will help you fall asleep quickly and without efforts. But, contrary to this popular belief, alcohol can be the cause of sleep disorders actually, because after consuming alcohol, you are not able to take quality sleep.
Change in Your Biological Clock:

Needless to say, if you are suffering from depression, anxiety or any other stress symptoms, you will have a difficult time sleeping at night. But, if you take frequent journeys, have switched to the night shifts at office or any other cause that has disturbed your biological cycle, you would not be able to take a proper sleep.

Sleepless nights keep you tired all through the day and do not let you keep focused. So, if you are suffering from this problem, it is better to take a few natural cures like indulging in deep breathing exercises or yoga prior to sleep or taking food rich in tryptophan(milk, bananas) before you sleep.

Author's Bio: 

Hema is an independent consultant, an avid traveler, fitness freak and writes about women's lifestyle issues including parenting, fitness, health, beauty and fashion. So, this time I decide to write about the sleepless nights and its reasons