After a tiring and rough night, who doesn’t like sleeping till noon, the following day? But with work and daily chores, it’s not possible. Everyone has an exhausting night every now and then. But the actual question here is – what should one do in such situations to boost energy?
According to research, after just one sleepless night, there can be changes in more than 100 proteins in the blood. And such changes later in life can lead to various health issues like being overweight, diabetes, and, in some cases, even cancer. Other research suggests it can even change RNA fragments in the blood, which can risk lowering cognitive functioning.
So to avoid such severe cases, it’s important to check out different ways to boost your energy after a sleepless night. And that’s what we are talking about today!
After a sleepless night, caffeine can help you stay awake and gain energy, but the rule is not to overdo it. With moderation, it means two cups of coffee is enough to keep you alert for the day. Consuming more than that won’t help you much, especially if you are a regular caffeine drinker.
Eat small meals frequently
Eating small meals frequently keeps you maintaining your blood sugar level at a steady level. If there is a long wait period between meals, your blood sugar can drop and make you feel fatigued and tired.
Experts suggest consuming five to six small meals along with your three main meals throughout the day.
To keep your energy active throughout the day, avoid high-carb food that can make you burn pretty quickly and cause energy to crash. Focus more on lean protein and healthy fats instead of high-carb meals. High-carb meals may give the joy of delicious food but will crash your energy way quickly as it takes a long time to digest. This is why healthy fats and protein-rich food is suggested, as it digests quicker and keeps you awake for the day.
Sugar may seem like a good idea as it gives you instant energy, but it is never a good idea. It will later end up crashing your energy.
Instead, follow a balanced diet while putting extra focus on protein-rich foods.
Be physically active
Engaging in physical activity will stimulate alertness in your brain, and if your body will receive sunlight, it will provide natural cues to keep you awake.
Also, try engaging in moderate and not vigorous exercises, as they can injure you. No matter how tired and exhausted you feel, doing physical activity of any kind will help with your overall mood and energy. It will even improve your sleep cycle over the following days. Go outside, hit the gym, and spend enough time under sunlight so that you feel refreshed and energetic.
And in winter, if you feel too tired to do the whole workout routine at the gym, you can simply go for a walk that will help your body to stay awake.
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