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Tips To Overcome Drowsiness

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020, 8:34 am


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1.Wash Your Face With Cold Water

Slash your face with some cold water to wake yourself up. The cold water stimulates not only your skin, but your brain and arteries. That snap will wake you right up and will last, like an energy boost, for hours. Do it whenever needed, and multiple times a day to wake yourself up.




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2.Avoid Alcohol

Avoid alcohol if you want to be alert. Wine is he biggest culprit of causing drowsiness, especially if you drink it at lunch. A late night glass is fine if you are planning to go to bed, but any other time it can increase drowsiness, especially if you are tired already.



3.Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated prevents drowsiness. The body works on water. It fuels the organs, the skin, the brain and the heart. Drinking enough water will keep you going. While you may think you are exhausted, you will be surprised to see what just one glass of water does for you.




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4.Eat Less

Eat less at each meal and have more small meals throughout the day. Forget about that huge lunch consisting of spaghetti and meatballs or a steak and potatoes. You'll be crashing at your desk by 3pm. Instead have a healthy breakfast, a mid-morning snack, a light lunch, an afternoon snack and a light supper. You can even have a small dessert.



5.Exercise

Exercise is one of the best things you can do to avoid being drowsy. You may think you are too tired to exercise, but you will find the energy and afterward you will be energized for the rest of your day. Sometimes a sedentary lifestyle can make you more tired than an active one.




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6.Avoid Sugars

Stay away from sugars, and that doesn't mean just adding sugar to your coffee or tea. Sugar can be hidden in foods, but also some foods can cause a sugar like increase in blood sugar levels. White bread is one of the biggest culprits that causes a spike in blood sugar and then a huge crash later.



7.Have Some Coffee

Coffee or tea are a great pick me up during the day to give you that energy boost you need to finish your day. Don't overdo it, a cup will be enough. Don't worry about it ruining your sleep if you drink it before 5pm. The caffeine will be just enough of a stimulant to help you to function.




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8.Take A Cat Nap

Contrary to popular belief, taking a nap won't make it harder to sleep at night. In fat, it will make it easier and you will sleep more soundly. Being over tired is one of the biggest reasons for insomnia. Take a quick twenty minute to half hour nap and an opportune time, to recharge your batteries.



9.Check Your Thyroid

An under active thyroid could be the culprit in making you drowsy. The thyroid controls most functions in the body and while most people associate low thyroid with gaining weight there are a whole host of other problems it can cause. Have it checked out by your doctor right away.



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10.Eat A Healthy Breakfast

A healthy breakfast rich in complex carbohydrates and lean proteins is a great way to start the day and to say alert and awake throughout. Complex carbs release energy slow without a sugar crash. Food like oatmeal, bran and whole wheat are excellent choices along with eggs, milk and turkey sausage.



11.Establish A Bedtime Routine

Put together a night time routine so that you can get enough sleep. Schedule a time to go to bed and stick to it, preparing about a half hour before the time set. Begin by lowering lights, turning off electronic devices, switching off the television, drinking some relaxing tea, and reading a book.




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12.Get More Sleep

Getting more sleep is the number one way to reduce drowsiness. Most people don't get enough sleep at night. Eight hours is the recommended amount of sleep, but some of us are only getting six at most. The biggest cause is going to bed too late but having to get up for work or baby.



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