It’s important to get a good night’s sleep, but sometimes it feels impossible, whether it’s working late till all hours, or trying to get to sleep on a flight.
But don’t despair, there are many strategies you can use to help you feel fresh and ready to face the day after a tough night.
Try these simple tips…
Brave the cold to wake yourself up
Start the day with a splash of cold water – this has actually been shown to increase blood flow, making you feel more energised. This will even work if the cold water is just on for a short period of time like 30 seconds.
Drink lots of water
Dehydration can actually cause fatigue in itself, so make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep on top of your energy levels.
Don’t drink too much coffee
While a little caffeine will help as a pick-me-up in the short term, drinking too much caffeine can mess with your sleep cycle. To combat this, try to have your last coffee before noon.
Eat small meals more frequently throughout the day
Large meals can cause bloating and lower your energy levels, so keep your meals smaller and more frequent so that your body functions more efficiently. It will keep your energy levels stable and prevent big drops in energy after digestion. This will make it easier to get through the day after a bad night’s sleep!
This article originally appeared on Women's Health.