How to cope after a bad night's sleep

How to cope after a bad night's sleep

Nutritional therapist Alison Cullen provides her top tips:

  • Fill up on protein-rich foods such as meat, poultry, seafood, and beans and avoid carb overload, which will leave you feeling even more sluggish.
  • Go for a walk and get out into the daylight. This will help stimulate the pineal gland, which produces melatonin to control your internal body clock and sleep patterns.
  • Take some deep breaths if you find yourself yawning because this is a sign that the body is lacking oxygen, making you feel tired.
  • Eat magnesium-rich foods. Lack of sleep results in depleted magnesium in the body, which can leave you more sensitive to pain. Being more prone to pain can lead to disturbed sleep - a nasty vicious circle.
  • Water is the easiest, cheapest, and fastest cure when you're flagging. Fatigue is, after all, one of the first signs of dehydration.
  • Opt for green or white tea rather than a coffee for a pick me up. The caffeine in coffee provides a false hit and won’t help dehydration.
  • Snack on dried fruit to ease sugar cravings rather than reaching for sweets.

Tips via A. Vogel Herbal Remedies

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