There’s nothing worse than the feeling of being tired but not being able to do anything about it. Sure you could take caffeine pills or drink as much coffee as you possibly can, but this can leave you feeling even worse once the effects wear off.
So what can you do?
There are some natural ways to shake off the sleepy feeling, including:
Ok, it sounds daft we know. The last thing anyone wants to do when they feel sleepy is drop to the floor and do push ups, but it works! Exercise helps to release endorphins and creates adrenaline, serotonin and dopamine that help to ensure that your brain stays alert.
Granted you can’t always go for a quick run when you’re feeling tired, but you should be able to get up, stretch your legs and walk around for a little bit. Even a quick three minute walk will help you to rouse yourself out of a laggy, sleepy feeling.
2 Avoid Caffeine
It sounds like we are doing something that will make you more tired, but actually caffeine can have a very negative affect on your body. By drinking coffee in the morning and throughout the day you may be getting a temporary fix from the stimulant, but by the afternoon the effects will have worn off, leaving you more irritable and tired.
3. Keep Hydrated
Many people feel tired as the result of not drinking enough water. This creates fatigue both mentally and physically and can be extremely dangerous if not checked. Make sure that you are taking on around 2 litres of water a day, especially when you begin to feel the effects of fatigue. It doesn’t have to strictly be water; you could try fruit juice, squash or even herbal tea.
Glucose is a natural sugar that your body produces to give yourself that extra kick throughout the day. There are many foods that you can eat in order to get this sugar; alternatively you could try glucose tablets. Again, these are produced using natural ingredients and can be a great way of getting a quick boost without any after effects like you would receive with caffeine. Glucose comes in chewable tablets, drinks and gels, making it a good solution for many different applications.
5. Eat Right
If you aren’t getting the right nutrition then your body isn’t going to work to its full potential. Try to cut out the fatty foods and high sugar snacks and opt for healthier alternatives. Don’t feel as though you are too busy to eat either, skipping meals can cause low blood sugar which brings on fatigue. While stopping to cook dinner may take up your time, being well fed will help you work better and should save you time in the long run.
Are you sleeping properly? Chances are, if you are regularly tired then your sleeping habits aren’t very good. Try to make sure you are getting 6 to 8 hours sleep every night and aren’t being frequently disturbed while in slumber. Not being able to go into a deep sleep during the nights can seriously affect your mental ability throughout the day. Try to make changes to your sleeping pattern in order to get to bed by a certain time to see if this helps.