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6 Tips to Survive the Day After a Night of No Sleep

Jay Long
Jay Long

I’ve been running in so many circles lately that by the time I crawl into bed, I’m finding it nearly impossible to shut off my brain and get the sleep that I need to function. So, I went on a quest to see if I could find a solution to my zombie-like¬†daytime personality and stumbled on some suggestions from Everyday Health on things to do to survive the day following a sleepless night. I’ve been putting some of these things into practice and you know what? I’m not dragging as much as I was!

Will these tips work for you? I don’t know, but it can’t hurt to try- especially if you’ve reached the point of desperation.


1

Drink Water

 

 

I don’t know about you, but the first thing I grab in the morning is a cup of coffee. However, a glass of water is really one of the best things for your body when it’s tired. Water will keep you hydrated and you shouldn’t just drink a cool glass when you wake up, but try to drink water through the day.

 

2

Go For a Walk

 

 

I get it, trust me, I do. Going for a walk when you have to be at work before the sun even wakes up is really tough (not to mention not very safe), but I this morning, I’ve been walking around the studio during songs and I’ve noticed that moving around has definitely perked me up.

 

3

Eat Breakfast

 

 

I’m the biggest offender when it comes to eating breakfast- it’s never been a meal I’ve enjoyed, but my husband made breakfast for dinner for him and our son and there were leftovers, so yesterday morning I made a plate and while breakfast still isn’t my favorite meal of the day, I did notice that I wasn’t starving at 10am, when I usually am.

 

4

Take a Power Nap

 

 

I think it would be amazing if we were able to take little naps at work. I mean, countries like Italy, Mexico, and, Ecuador do! Most American employers would absolutely frown on work naps, though. At past places of employment, I was known to shut the door to my office, unplug my phone and set an alarm for 20 minutes then lay my head on my desk and catch a power nap. I’m convinced it’s called a power nap because it’s true- just 20 minutes of sleep gives this surge of ¬†power and energy that was drained before.

 

5

Have Some Caffeine

 

 

If you drink caffeine regularly, you don’t want to start chugging it because you’ll get the jitters, but if you are a lover of caffeine, allow yourself an extra cup or two of coffee and see if it helps.

 

6

Take a Cold Shower

 

 

I’m not a fan of cold showers, but I’ve learned the value of a good cold shower. If I didn’t get a good sleep but hop in a cold shower, my body is jolted to attention and power surges through my veins.

 

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