It is 3 am and you find yourself in a very familiar situation – you are wide awake, tired and cannot fall asleep despite all your efforts. Such mid-sleep wake ups are damaging the quality of your night sleep, affecting the mood as well as your physical functioning the next day. Good and continuous night sleep is extremely important for our health, that is why you should check out the five most common reasons for these night wake ups and the ways to prevent them.
If you find that after a few weeks the problem has not been resolved, you should see a doctor or sleep center to find out whether it is not a health issue that requires medical attention.
1. High temperature
Nighttime wake-ups can be caused by either by high body temperature or room overheating.
Keep your room comfortably cool, the optimum temperature should be between 18°C and 21°C