It is not every night that we all get to have a well-rested sleep. Sometimes, it is so bad that we feel terrible after about the lack of sleep as a result. While not having a good night’s rest it is not always an issue of insomnia, there are many potential reasons why. It could be of reasons of bad lifestyle, too much intake of caffeine, or simply of issue of being psychologically disturbed. Whatever your reason is for not having a sleep that night, know that everyone experiences this at one point or another.
After losing a sleep, I bet that you would feel terrible and it would probably lasts throughout the day unless an adequate rest is met. This can be troublesome if you are an active member of the workforce whose focus and skill is important with the job. Although sleep will help a lot in this case, it’s not always the best option especially if you’re on-duty.
Good thing, however, is that there are known ways other than sleep to make it throughout the day without much sleep. The following are the ways you can apply on how to bounce back after a bad night’s sleep:
There is no better beverage to drink for a wakeful day than a good cup of coffee. While energy drinks also exist for this reason, such drinks are not as ideal as they contain caffeine contents thrice that of mug of coffee. Not to mention the excessive sugar contents of energy drinks. However, do not overconsume coffee as it will also make you feel fatigued as a result. Keep it in moderation.
2. Green tea
Green tea is a good alternative to coffee because, it, too has caffeine in it that makes us awake. More than just a drink that keeps us awake, it, too, is packed full of many healthful benefits namely its antioxidants.
3. No sugar
Our bodies’ normal process of breaking down sugar goes haywire whenever we lack sleep. As our metabolism goes out of gear as a result, sugar accumulates in our body and fatigues you as a result. Bottom line: refrain from taking sugary foods after losing a night’s sleep.
There is no better cure for lack of sleep than sleep in itself. As full daytime sleep is not possible for all dayshift workers, taking a nap is. Unlike sleep, napping can only take a few minutes which can give you a sense of reset and temporary energy boost.
Nobody likes the feeling of losing sleep but is sometimes an experience we just go through. Were you to go through it unexpectedly, you can always apply the thoughts as listed in here as a temporary fix to lack of sleep.