Renowned sleep, energy and fatigue expert, Dr. Jacob Teitelbau, shared these tips for boosting your energy when you haven't slept.
1. Think positive.
- start day with optimism.. sets tone for whole day
2. Turn on the light when alarm goes off.
-- will cue brain it's time to wake up.
-- open curtains to let in natural light
3. Sip coffee or sniff it.
-- caffeine temporarily interferes with the chemical signals of sleepiness
-- the aroma of coffee beans can alter the activity of genes in brain to reduce stress of sleep deprivation.
--o r have some chocolate - natural stimulant
4. Rehydrate and refuel.
-- dehydrated adds to our feelings of fatigue
-- eat breakfast within an hour or so of waking.
-- skip the fruit juices though. sugar will make your energy fall an hour later.
5. Feeling a slump: get up, stretch, drink cold water.
6. Can't leave your desk-- rub your ears.
-- Will give you a quick energy burst.