The reasons can range from poor sleep habits to health problems. You may find you’ll sleep better if you keep your sleeping environment quiet, dark, and cool (about 68 degrees). Turn off your digital devices, including the TV, and wind down for at least one hour before going to bed. Consider keeping a notepad by your bedside and write down things you don’t want to forget. List the high-priority issues or important tasks you intend to tackle the next day before trying to fall asleep.
Medical issues can affect your ability to sleep too. Do you have any conditions such as anxiety, arthritis, back pain, depression, knee pain, or neck pain that keep you from falling asleep and staying asleep? Are you taking any drugs, such as antidepressants, that can interfere with your sleep? If so, ask your doctor about medical conditions or medications (prescription or over-the-counter) that may be interfering with enjoying a healthy night’s sleep.