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Having trouble sleeping? Here are a few weird reasons it might be happening: 

First: You brush with mint toothpaste. A study from the UK’s Coventry University found the peppermint oil in some toothpaste stimulates the brain and makes people less sleepy. So, try a brand flavored with other ingredients, like cinnamon.

Next: You could be depressed. Researchers at Boston University found depression is often triggered by an imbalance of serotonin in the brain – a mood-boosting neurotransmitter that’s also linked to a good night’s sleep.

Finally, blame your insomnia on your multivitamins! University of Alabama researchers found people who took vitamins at night slept less soundly. They believe it’s down to energy-boosting vitamins, like B6 and B12. So, the researchers recommend popping your pills at breakfast to boost your energy during the day, so you can easily wind down at bedtime. 

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