Why do I wake up in the middle of the night


    Why do I wake up in the middle of the night

  • 1 Because of noise

    Studies have shown that people can hear things while they are asleep. If a person sleeps in a noisy place or if distracting background noise is present, then a person might wake up in the middle of his sleep. See why you shouldn't sleep by the TV.

  • 2 You drink a lot of water

    If your body finds more than enough water while you are asleep then it might make you feel like peeing. This feeling makes most people wake up in the middle of the night. See food options that affect sleep.

  • 3 The temperature is hot

    The rise in room's temperature can make it harder for people to sleep and can force a person to wake up in the middle of the night. Make sure your room is properly ventilated. See how to have a good night sleep.

  • 4 Using electronic devices before sleep

    Electronic devices such as mobile phones can disrupt the body's biological clock because of the light they emit if they are used late at night.

  • 5 You are stressed

    If you over stress yourself in the morning then your mind might find it hard to relax, and so you might wake up in the middle of the night.

  • 6 Leg cramps

    Leg cramps can easily awaken a person in the middle of the night. Leg cramps are usually caused by over-exercising, fatty diet or statins.

  • 7 Coughing

    Coughing can easily awaken a person in the middle of the night. Avoiding fatty foods and losing weight can both help reduce this problem.

  • 8 Hard mattress

    A hard mattress can make it hard for a person to go into deep sleep and so the person might wake up often.

  • 9 Nightmares

    Nightmares or recurring bad dreams can awaken a person consistently in the middle of the night. See why we get nightmares.

  • 10 Stimulants in your diet

    If you consume more than enough stimulants in your diet such as sugar, caffeine or processed foods, then you might have problems sleeping well. See why do we wake up feeling tired.

  • 11 A sign of depression

    Waking up in the middle of the night can in some cases be a sign of depression.

  • 12 All kinds of pain

    Many kinds of pain can wake a person in the middle of the night if it exceeds a certain level of intensity.

  • 13 Long naps

    Taking long naps at noon can prevent a person from sleeping well at night.