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What Things Intefere with My Ability to Sleep Well?

One of the most important things when it comes to sleep is removing the interferences that are affecting your sleep on a regular basis. Do you know what the most common sleep interferences are?

Common Sleep Interferences

Caffeine. People who drink coffee on a regular basis especially more than one cup a day or later in the day often have difficulty sleeping. Caffeine stimulates your nervous system and make it very difficult for you to be able to go to sleep at night.

Alcohol. I know some of those nights when you’re drinking alcohol you feel more tired, but actually, what happens is you’re getting worse sleep.  You’re more likely to wake up and you’re more likely to not be able to get to the deep levels of sleep. You really want to avoid drinking before going to bed.

Food, especially sugary foods and really high carb foods. Food will stimulate your system. Your body is going to be working on digesting and it’s going to make it very difficult for you to not just get to sleep but also get good restful sleep and avoid night wakings, avoid waking up too early, and avoid not getting to the deep levels of sleep.

You want to start removing these interferences as much as possible so that it’s easier at night for you to be able to go to sleep. That’s why a healthy 5 essentials lifestyle is so important to not just sleep but to find health in every area of your life.


Have you had the opportunity to join us at one of our community education events yet? If not, we hope you enjoyed this answer to your question. At our community education events, Dr. Tim Smith from New Life Chiropractic in Rocklin explains the benefits of living a Max Living lifestyle. This includes taking care of your:

  • mind
  • nervous system
  • nutritional needs
  • exercise (in less than 20 minutes per day!)
  • and removing toxins

During the community education events, Dr. Tim focuses on a pressing health concern and then sifts through all of the knowledge out there to bring you key information about how to get healthy and stay that way.

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