8 Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Can’t Sleep Properly

We all know that how much important it is to get a good night's sleep?

Since it will boost our physical as well as mental health but still,

If you are facing any issues or can’t sleep properly, then the next 2 minutes read will be very important to you...

Because we at Lexa have compiled a list of 10 of the most common mistakes that might be destroying your sleep.

So, let’s talk about each of these, one by one:

Mistake #1 

You Eat A Lot Right Before Sleep

If you’re the one who eats junk food or consumes any high caloric food, especially 2 hours before sleep then,

It can be dangerous for you because of the following reasons:

  • Too much food consumption before sleep may cause sudden chest pain or heartburn and,

  • Especially for males, it might cause nightfall.


So Guys! It’s better to put your health first rather than taste and,

I would suggest, Never eat Junk food at night else you can’t get a good sleep.

Let’s move forward...

Mistake #2

Workout Or Exercise Just Before Sleep

There are a lot of benefits if we do a workout or regular exercise but,

You also have to keep in mind that exercise increases the rate of our heartbeat to circulate oxygen in our body.

The harder you exercise, the more your heart beats fastly which makes it difficult for you to sleep.


“Trying to do exercise or workout in the morning or just avoid it before sleep.”

Mistake #3 

Wrong Sleeping Position

Many of us can’t even be familiar with the best postures for sleep.

We might sleep on our right side or use our back or sometimes even on our stomach which is the hardest one for the spine & other organs.

But do you know, 

Sleeping on your left side proves to be the most beneficial for your overall health due to the following reasons:

  • Digestion in our stomach takes place easier,

  • In the heart, an artery Aorta easily transfers blood throughout the body and, 

  • Your organs are free to get rid of toxins while you sleep


“Always trying to sleep on your left side.”

Mistake #4 

Drink Too Much water

We all know that a human body consisting of up to 65% of water and 

It is also very essential to intake an adequate amount of it i.e. at least 4-5 liters a day.

The more you consume it, the more beneficial it is!

Yet if you intake more amount of water just before sleep, 

There’ll be more interruptions you have to face which might not good for you

It can even cause nightfall too.


“Never intake too much water before sleep.”

Mistake #5

Intake Caffeine

We all know about the side effects of drugs & caffeine is one of them. 

You may not intake drugs but what if I ask you, 

Whether you like soft drinks or cold drinks?

Your answer is “YES”. I’m sure about it.

But why I’m asking you here about this is because it contains Caffeine too.

A study found that consuming caffeine 6 hours before sleep reduced your total sleep by an hour.

Since our body needs more time to process caffeine. 

Caffeine is a stimulant and it increases alertness though.


“It’s recommended not to intake Caffeine or even Cold-drinks before sleep.”

Mistake #6 

Consuming Sugar

Unlike caffeine, Sugar does the same in our body.

It gets overstimulated due to which alertness of your body increases,

Which is not good at all to get enough sleep.

You should be trying to stay away especially from late-night snacks such as chocolate, 

Which contains both sugar and caffeine among other stimulants.


“Sugar is somewhat more hazardous to our health if consumed before sleep.”

Mistake #7 

Sleep In Dirty Bedsheets

Nearly 73% of people don’t even change their bed sheets weekly, 

Even though more than half (56%) admitted they know they should.

Our body contains many bacteria that stay in our dirty sheets for a very long time.

Also, a dirty pillow causes an increase in breakouts, blemishes, and blackheads.

This might be harming our skin as well.

To take proper care of their body and skin, you should change their sheets and pillowcase at least once a week and,

Make it an integral part of their weekly routine.


“Use clean bedsheets & be habitual of changing your sheets at least once a week.”

Mistakes #8

Stick With Your Devices

We’re living in an era of technology that is also enhancing at a very high speed.

This technology makes us their slaves since we’re completely dependent on devices like mobiles, computers, laptops, etc.

A recent study shows that more than 75% of people use a smartphone, tablet, or laptop before going to bed.

However, these devices also emit blue light, which causes a delay in the production of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.

This will automatically affect our sleep as well as our health.

To get better sleep, we should be trying to minimize the use of these devices else you can’t sleep properly.


“Give yourself a tech Curfew i.e. Put your electronic devices away from you before sleep.”

Categories: Health and fitness


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