Pulse.ng logo

Wellness Tips 5 lifestyle habits that cause Insomnia

Insomnia happens when the brain stays awake leaving the body unable to rest and these habits make them worse!

  • Published:

Insomnia simply put is when the brain stays awake (making it difficult for the body to 'shut down')!

People with insomnia are unable to sleep, they rarely get enough or restful sleep so they usually never wake up refreshed. This can become chronic over time.

ALSO READ: 5 possible signs of cervical cancer

Insomnia play

Insomnia causes stress, tiredness amongst other things

(Brain Core Therapy)


It's a common type of sleep disorder that can be managed and cured but most times lifestyle habits and a few slips are actual reasons insomnia occur and if they are properly managed it  may soon be replaced with a restful night.

1. Gadgets

Gadgets from mobile phones, Ipad, laptop/computers etc held especially late in bed are known causes of insomnia! Studies revealed smartphone users are exposed to radiation that makes falling asleep difficult as well as disrupt sleep patterns enough to disallow deep sleep.

2. Over thinking (especially before going to bed)

When thoughts are actively going through the brain, trying to process work for the next day etc the brain stays fully awake and alert making the body unable to 'go to sleep' or get a restful sleep.

ALSO READ: 6 early signs of heart attack in women

Insomnia play

Overthinking especially before going to bed causes insomnia

(About Sleep)


3. Caffeine

(Over) dependence on caffeine is a major cause of insomnia. Caffeine contains stimulants that leaves the body awake (temporarily)constantly creating a surge of energy even when the body needs to take a break and when it's taken continuously, it messes with the entire system.

4. Irregular sleeping pattern

Not having a sleeping pattern contributes largely to insomnia. When the body doesn't have a 'habitual' sleep and wake up time, the result could be inability to sleep instead adopt a sleeping pattern that helps the body get a goodnight rest often.

5. Depression and Anxiety

People with depression and anxiety also suffer from insomnia. Tension, worrying excessively and over sensitivity can get in the way of good sleep.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.