Bad Sleeping Habits!


Marissa Jackson, Author

It is very common for many people to have bad sleeping habits. Maybe you’re stressed over a test, stressed over work, overwhelmed, overthinking, or just anything that’s keeping you up at night. Maybe your sleeping schedule interferes with your day. Well, today we are going to talk about what bad sleeping habits look like and how you can kick these bad habits to get a good night’s rest!

What does a bad sleeping pattern look like?

  • Find it difficult to fall asleep
  • Lie awake for long periods at night
  • Wake Up several times during the night
  • Wake up early and be unable to get back to sleep
  • Feeling down or having a lower mood
  • Tired during the day
  • Difficulty concentration during the day

Many reasons why you could have a bad sleeping schedule

  • Poor sleep hygiene
  • Stress
  • Distracted by your phone, video games, or social media
  • Eating too much late in the evening
  • Traveling or working schedule
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Overwhelmed/Overthinking

Sleeping habits are very important to a person’s health. Adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Babies, young children, and teens need even more sleep to enable their growth and development. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t get enough sleep? There are many ways that having a bad sleeping schedule can affect your health and your life.

What happens if you don’t get enough sleep? 

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Depression

If you are a person who struggles with bad sleeping patterns and would want to learn how to get rid of those patterns here are a couple ways you can try out and see if it helps!

How to Break Bad Sleeping Habits 

  • Put your electronics down you do not need to be on your phone or social media before
  • Get into a sleep routine 
  • Try to shower before bed 
  • Drink water before bed 
  • Try to slowly get yourself use to waking up at the same time each day
  • Avoid beverages with caffeine or alcohol in the evening 
  • Avoid eating heavy meals at least 2 hours before going to sleep
  • Keep track of your sleeping schedule 
  • Download a sleeping app ( I recommend Sleepist in the app store)


1. Set a bedtime

2. Switch off electronics

3. Plan your morning

4. Pamper yourself

5. Stretch your body

6. Journal your thoughts

7. Read a book

I hope this article helped you if you struggle with bad sleeping habits. Hopefully, you can overcome that habit sooner or later. Let me know if you try any of these recommendations I listed above and hope it works, thanks for reading canes!