Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 16 Mar 2018 World Sleep Day: 6 t ...

World Sleep Day: 6 tips to recover from a bad night's sleep

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 16, 2018, 4:19 pm IST
Updated Mar 16, 2018, 4:19 pm IST
Also find out if it is a good idea to consume that morning cup of coffee.
6 tips to recover from a bad night's sleep on World Sleep Day. (Photo: Pixabay)
 6 tips to recover from a bad night's sleep on World Sleep Day. (Photo: Pixabay)

A 2016 study reveals lack of sleep reportedly costs $411 billion in decreased productivity every year.

You may already know about how to sleep well, now here are some tips on how to wake up from a bad night's sleep, according to the Daily Mail.

 

1. Don't hit the snooze button: If you have slept late, wake up at your usual time even on the weekends. Sleeping in late interferes with the body's clock, revealed Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD, director of education at the UCSD Sleep Medicine Centre in the report.

2. Let the light in: Exposing your eyes to natural light by opening the window signals to your brain that it's time to wake up. Research has found sunlight suppresses the production of a hormone called melatonin that regulates sleep cycle.

3. Take a cold shower: The freezing cold water helps to get the brain awake.

 

4. Incorporate two food groups at breakfast: Dietitian Caroline Passarrello recommends yogurt with fruit and granola, whole grain cereal, dried fruits and milk. Make sure the most important meal of the say contains nourishing nutrients, fiber and protein.

5. Avoid caffeine: This may be a hard one, but drinking coffee inhibits the production of cortisol. Opt for water instead to improve memory and attention span.

6. Skip the morning workout: If you don't get the adequate amount of sleep as sleep deprivation can have a negative affect and make working out dangerous.

 

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