10 Sleep Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Falling asleep should be the easiest thing in the world. Our bodies adapt to the rhythm of the daylight outside and our minds are often ready for rest after a long day of work. But if you’ve struggled with insomnia for a long time, it can feel like there’s nothing you can do to get a normal night’s sleep. What is it you’re doing wrong?

Perhaps each time you switch off the lights, you wind up lying awake unable to nod off. Or maybe you find falling asleep to be easy but always seem to wake up in the small hours, struggling to fall asleep again. Night after night your good intentions get you nowhere and give you nothing but frustration.

Our new infographic highlights 10 mistakes that might be disrupting your sleep pattern without you knowing it. Give it a look — you are sure to find something you can do to improve your slumber!

Sleep is an essential part of keeping your mind, body and soul working. A little bit of maintenance on your sleep routine will make all the difference in getting a good night’s rest.

10 Sleep Mistakes You’re Probably Making Infographic

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Jennifer Gueringer is a Social Media Associate at Enova International, Inc., and is interested in finding new and creative ways to be financially savvy. Find out more about her on Google+.

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