The winter season can present a number of obstacles when catching zzzs, as reported by To Your Health.

Mind Games: Stress is a major reason for poor sleep throughout the year, but during the winter months, stress can multiply. Whether it’s the added pressure of spending time with relatives, getting all the holiday shopping done, meeting crunched deadlines at work, or something else, stress can weigh you down. That added weight translates into too much thinking, which can cause you to spend half the night worrying instead of sleeping. Add in the increased risk of winter seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and you might not be in the right mood to enjoy restorative, adequate sleep.