How to Fix 6 Common Sleep Problems

How to Fix 6 Common Sleep Problems

Do you struggle with sleep? If data can be believed, an average of 164 million Americans has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep every night. While there is a myriad of reasons one could struggle with sleep, ranging from trivial to life-threatening, we want to highlight six of the most common reasons you can’t sleep. 


Snoring is one of the most common sleep problems. While the snorer typically doesn’t notice it happening, it can be quite a frustrating sound to sleep through for anyone else. Snoring is caused by air not being able smoothly to move through the nose and mouth. The tissue in the nose and throat vibrate as you breathe, creating a snoring sound. 

How do you fix it?

Sleeping on your side and elevating yourself a few inches with pillows is a simple fix. Cleaning your sinuses before bed with a nasal spray. If the snoring persists, consider consulting your doctor or sleep specialist as it could be indicative of a more serious issue. 

Neck Pain

Pain of any kind can make sleeping uncomfortable at best, and impossible at worst. People around the globe suffer from pain that inhibits sleep, but few understand the true culprit. It’s all down to your pillow. This is because there are three features that your pillow should have for maximum comfort that most don’t. First, your pillow should conform to your head and neck. Memory foam is fantastic for this. Second, your pillow should be adjustable. When it comes to pillows, one size does not fit all. Opting for an adjustable pillow gives you greater control over your comfort. Lastly, your pillow should be clean and free of chemicals. Artificial chemicals in memory foam can have negative effects on your health.

How do you fix it?

Find a pillow that meets all these criteria. The Cosy House Luxury Bamboo Pillow. Crafted with high-density shredded memory foam, this pillow is completely adjustable in order to best meet your sleep needs. In addition, Cosy House pillows are certiPUR-US certified and made with non-toxic, safe materials. It’s the perfect pillow for eliminating pain and simplifying comfort. Check it out here!

Can't Fall Asleep

Falling asleep can be difficult. Feeling restless and like you just can’t close your eyes is not an uncommon occurrence. In fact, 68% of Americans struggle with sleep! However, there are several steps you can take to increase your ability to fall asleep. 

How do you fix it?

First, Avoid caffeine at least 3-4 hours before bed. Caffeine is a stimulant and you are less likely to fall asleep when on a stimulant. Second, don’t do any strenuous exercise before bed. While it may seem like a quick way to get tired, exercise is a natural stimulant. Stretching or yoga before bed is perfectly fine, but maybe save the weight lifting for the morning. Last, put away any electronics at least an hour before bed. The blue light that most electronics emit is proven to keep you awake. Twitter can wait!

Can't Stay Asleep

Maybe you get to sleep just fine, but you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night. The causes for this vary between temperature (being too hot or cold), nightmares, external noise, or sensations, among others. 

How do you fix it?

Try changing your room temperature. People often wake up feeling groggy and overheated. As you sleep, your body naturally decreases in temperature. However, if your room is warm or you’re piled under blankets, it can inhibit your ability to fall asleep. Try switching to a cooler sheet. We recommend the Cosy House Luxury Bamboo Bed Sheets. Made of natural bamboo, these sheets regulate temperature, wicking away heat and moisture from the body. This will leave you cool, comfortable, and sleeping longer. Check them out here

Leg Cramp

Leg cramps can come out of nowhere and make you feel like you’ve been hit by a truck. Cramping is a sudden and involuntary tightening of the muscles and can be caused by muscle fatigue from overuse or dehydration. It can also be caused by mediation, though the cause of muscle cramps is typically unknown. 

How do you fix it?

If you get a cramp, there are a few things you can do to relieve the pain. Take deep breaths and massage the area. You can also apply heat to loosen the muscles.  

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux can be caused by Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a chronic disease in which acid from the stomach moves up through the esophagus, causing symptoms like heartburn, a bitter taste in the mouth, food or liquid returning to the mouth from the stomach, and even breathing problems. This can make sleeping difficult, if not impossible.

How do you fix it?

In addition to seeking help through medication, sleeping elevated on your left side can lessen the effects of GERD. This is due to the stomach sitting on the left side of the body. When laying on your left side, the stomach is below the esophagus, so if GERD does occur, gravity can help push the acid back down. 

No matter who you are, you deserve a good night’s sleep. Taking steps to increase your sleep will not only lead to more restful nights but bright and alert days. Do you have a favorite method for getting to sleep? Let us know in the comments!

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Monet Moore

Written by Monet Moore