How to Get Through a Workday on No Sleep

Dr. Suresh Heijebu    28-06-2021 Consult

Who's tired? Raise your hand.

A good night's sleep is absolutely vital not just for your health, but also for productivity. Unfortunately, we often sacrifice sleep or suffer from sleep impairment problems because of time constraints, stress, and other issues.

Helpful Tips To Stay Awake

#Ditch The Coffee

Caffeine has a stimulatory effect, not on energy levels, but on stress hormones like cortisol -so, although it may seem to help temporarily, it actually makes you more sluggish. It actually exacerbates the problem because of its stimulatory effect on stress hormones like cortisol. In addition, it suppresses appetite, which can lead to you depriving yourself of some much needed energy!

#Turn Up The Radio

Studies show that listening to upbeat music can boost energy levels & offset the effects of fatigue & boredom.

Grab your headphones and turn on some upbeat music for a quick pick-me-up. Not only is music an instant mood booster that will help you feel great when you're fatigued and dreading work.

#Get outside

Surrounding yourself with as much bright light, especially natural light, as possible will help you feel more alert. It'll boost alertness, it'll up your body temperature, it'll reset your circadian rhythms. 

#Have a (light) lunch

 Again, stick with the healthy stuff: whole grains, veggies, lean protein. Stay away from the simple carbs and sugar. You'll naturally feel sleepier in the afternoon, anyway, but eating a too-heavy lunch will make it even worse.

Surviving a working day on inadequate sleep can be nightmarish, but it's not impossible. In addition to using these strategies to stay awake and get energized, you should also make sure to stay well hydrated by consuming adequate water and herbal teas.