Wake Up With More Energy!
Sometimes, you just need a little boost! According to experts, here is what we should ALL do . . .
➢ Maintain a consistent sleep schedule, even on weekends: Going to bed at 9pm on weeknights and 2am on weekends makes your body feel like it has flown across 5 time zones on Saturday morning, and again on Monday. This results in social jet lag, where your sleep time falls out of sync with social obligations like work or school.
➢ Don’t hit snooze: Those 10-minute naps don’t add up to the quality sleep you need because the alarm will go off before you get a chance to enter deeper stages of sleep.
➢ Avoid sleep aids: Medications like Benadryl and Advil PM help you fall asleep, but can also interfere with your ability to awaken feeling perked-up and ready to go the next morning.
➢ Skip the nightcap: Yes, it can help you fall asleep faster, but can lower your sleep quality, leaving you bleary-eyed the following day. It can also interrupt your sleep to get up and pee.
➢ Try a gentle-wake sunrise alarm: There are a number of alarm clocks that mimic sunrise and gradually brighten, gently rousing you from slumber — rather than startling you awake, like a conventional alarm clock.