Lots of people suffer from insomnia, or difficulty sleeping, at one point or another.
Some people struggle to get to sleep in the first place, while other folks have trouble staying asleep.
If you keep waking up in the middle of the night, you fall into the second category, and there could be a few different explanations.
Some people wake up due to stress and anxiety, which can affect dreaming. Others may be dealing with some kind of hormonal shift that causes wakefulness.
Still others might have environmental issues to deal with, like a snoring partner or a night-owl neighbor.
Nevertheless, waking up in the night doesn’t have to rob you of your full eight hours.
Read through to learn what steps to avoid if you want to fall back asleep.
DON’T: Don’t Sit Up
Laura Caseley for LittleThings