5 Ways to Combat a Bad Night's Sleep

5 Ways to Combat a Bad Night's Sleep


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A bad night’s sleep can have detrimental effects on the following day; a person who has gone for even one night without sleep is as impaired as a legally intoxicated individual.

Whether you spent all night tossing and turning or you went to bed much later than usual, getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult. In fact, sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are estimated to cost the U.S. over $100 billion annually in lost productivity, medical expenses, sick leave and property damage.

If you need help tackling the day after a sleepless night, look no further than our five tips listed below!

Hydrate

You need to refuel your body after a night of sleep deprivation. This means you should stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. It's recommended that you drink six to eight 8-oz glasses of water every day. However, don’t feel like you need to drink water from sunup to sundown. Instead, try eating foods that have a high water content like iceberg lettuce, cucumber, green pepper and watermelon.

Caffeinate Cautiously

After a bad night’s sleep, your first instinct might be to guzzle coffee. That’s not a good idea. You can still have your first cup of joe, but avoid drinking any after 3 p.m., as it will probably keep you up and lead to another night of poor sleep.

Get Active

Don’t hit the snooze button! Get up and go work out instead. As difficult as it sounds, getting your blood pumping actually boosts alertness. It doesn’t have to be anything too intense or too strenuous, though. A 30-minute yoga session or a brisk, 10-minute walk may be enough to get you energized.

Prioritize Responsibilities

When your energy is running low, you need to plan out your day so you can be as efficient as possible. Complete your most taxing tasks first thing and save smaller ones for later in the day. It’s also a good idea to eliminate any unnecessary tasks that day.

Take a Catnap

If you have the ability to do so, take a quick catnap. Only sleep for 20 to 30 minutes; anything longer and you might have trouble waking up and continuing with your day. A quick nap can be rejuvenating and help you ward off the effects of a bad night’s sleep. If you have trouble sleeping multiple nights a week, try using SHEEX® Performance bedding. Designed to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, SHEEX® can help you prevent a bad night’s sleep and wake up well-rested and refreshed.

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