Easy Ways To Get Through The Day When You've Had Less Sleep

How many of you have ever been woken up a little too early for whatever reason, found yourself tossing and turning, and groaned aloud when the alarm inevitably went off, signaling to you that is time to get ready for work? It is safe to say that pretty much every single person reading this post has indeed experienced this scenario at least a handful of times, if not even more.

Sleep is an essential aspect of our overall health and wellness, yet it is something that is becoming something of a rare commodity in this society. This has unfortunately led to a whole host of health problems for many people; in fact, a lack of sleep has been linked to such serious health issues as depression, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

While it is best to take strategies now to improve your sleeping habits for better health overall, there will inevitably be those days where you simply can't get the right amount of sleep, and yet you will still need to get to work or school and function well as you go about the day. For those days when sleep just doesn't come well to us, I would like to share a few great tips and tricks I learned from a very helpful article post by Health that deal with this veryhealth issue. 

While you can't go back in time and get back all that sleep you may have missed out on, there is something you can do all throughout the day to combat the tiredness you may feel, and that's staying hydrated. Yes, the simple act of drinking water on a regular basis can often be just enough to keep your body feeling energized and active. Always keep a refillable water bottle near you to remind you of this simple yet important habit.

It also helps many people to get outside for a little bit when they are struggling to fight off a bout of tiredness or lethargy. Exposure to the natural light of the sun can encourage the brain to wake up the body, and it can regular the sleep-wake cycle in your body so that sleep comes more naturally. Ideally, you should be taking walks outside during breaks from work, or even sitting by a window for most of the day; if you can't do this, see if you can install some high-intensity light bulbs in your workplace to simulate natural sunlight.

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