Banish Morning Fatigue
You may feel tired in the morning if you’re not getting enough sleep but it also can be linked to your physical and mental health. A few lifestyle changes can help you fight that morning fog. Some are easy to add to your morning routine but others can take a little time to get use to.
We all love to hit that snooze button but research shows that it has a negative effect on our brain and our morning routine and creates more fragmented sleep.
Pro-tip: Try the 90-minute sleep cycle hack by setting two alarms — one for 90 minutes before you want to wake up and one for when you actually want to wake up.
2. Drink a glass of water first thing
Fatigue is a classic symptom of dehydration, and can trigger feelings of sleepiness, changes in cognitive ability, and mood disruptions. Let a glass of water freshen up your entire body before you get moving. If water isn't your thing we suggest a wheatgrass shot to get that energy flowing.
3. Splash your face with cold water
Taking cold showers are reported to reduce sick-day absences from work.But these can take time to get use to and are not for everyone. If you don’t want to take a full shower, a splash of cold water to the face, to signal a temperature change to your body, can also do the trick.
4. Eat a breakfast that includes protein
Research shows that skipping this first meal can negatively affect your energy and ability to pay attention throughout the day.Food is fuel. Give your body some calories to put it into action at the start of the day.
A high protein breakfast has been shown to benefit muscle health and to support weight loss by increasing muscle mass, energy expenditure (calories burned), satiety hormones, glucose regulation and by decreasing the desire to snack at night.
5. Do some light exercise
Research shows doing some light stretches, yoga, pilates or a jog can really help lift that morning fatigue. It also helps boost your energy throughout the day. Improve focus and cognition. Put you in a better mood. Lower your risk for diabetes.