9. Night-Shift Jobs
Working the night shift can also take a toll on your sleep quality. It can lead to lower levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin, leading to disturbed sleep patterns.
Plus, there is no guarantee that you will get the much-needed sleep during the day. There can be lots of distractions from things and people that need your attention. Additionally, the light and heat during the daytime make it hard for your brain to remain asleep for 8 hours.
Night-shift workers are also at increased risk for a variety of chronic illnesses, such as heart and gastrointestinal diseases.
Loneliness is another factor that causes sleep issues. Most people feel lonely because they’re mildly or moderately depressed. Plus, depression is both genetically influenced and associated with sleep issues.
Moreover, lonely people lack stimulation and often go to bed without feeling tired, which in turn leads to poor sleep.
A 2011 study published in Sleep reports that compromised sleep may be one pathway by which feelings of loneliness adversely affect our health .
A 2017 study published in Psychological Medicine reports that lonelier people were 24 percent more likely to feel tired and have difficulty concentrating during the day .