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What to Do After a Bad Night’s Sleep

Posted On: 05-26-2017
What to Do After a Bad Night’s Sleep
A bad night’s sleep happens to everyone once in a while, and it can make it difficult to get through the next day while lacking focus and energy. However, it is still possible to successfully get through the day following a bad night’s sleep by following some simple tips.

Adjust Your Expectations

If you haven’t slept much the night before, don’t have high expectations for the following day. You can still plan to accomplish what you need to, but give yourself time to rest and slow down if you have a chance. At the same time, take advantage of bursts of energy when they come.

You can also help yourself by focusing only on what needs to get done for that day, and moving anything you can to a later day.

Stick to Your Routine

It might be tempting to sleep in as long as possible, but that’s not a great idea if it will make you late and stressed out. Try to get up at the same time that you usually do, and get ready for the day as normal. Going through these motions can send a message to your brain that it’s time to be alert.

Be Healthy

The day after a bad night’s sleep isn’t the best time to indulge in heavy meals that slow you down. Stay hydrated and have light, healthy meals and snacks to stay fueled without being weighed down. It will also help to avoid caffeine or sugar crashes if you can. If you need to have caffeine, don’t have an excessive amount.

Seek Sunlight

Natural light can be energizing and mood-boosting. It also helps to naturally wake up your internal clock. If the day is cloudy, spend time in a well-lit room.

Set Up a Good Sleep

One of the best things you can do is take steps to ensure that your next night is full of solid sleep so that you can recover. Eat a light meal, avoid screen time in the couple of hours before bed, and take time to wind down so that you’re ready to fall into a deep sleep and wake up refreshed.

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