1. You sleep in over the weekend. This disrupts your sleep cycle. Try to get up at the same time every day.
2. If you take afternoon naps, you might not be sleepy at bedtime.
3. You exercised too late in the day. No exercise within three hours of bedtime.
4. You drank alcohol. Alcohol interferes with REM sleep, making you feel more tired the next morning. Same if you smoke. Nicotine is a stimulant.
6. Your bedroom is cluttered. If your surroundings are cluttered, chances are your mind will be cluttered and anxious as well. Get a box and clear out the clutter.
9. Eating protein too close to bedtime. Protein requires a lot of energy to digest. That keeps your digestive system going while you’re trying to sleep.
10. Stressing out. Write down your thoughts in a journal. Or devote a certain amount of time to thinking about these things. Then turn them off.