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8 easy steps to recover from a bad night's sleep

Everybody experiences a bad night's sleep every once in a while. That leads to a decline in energy levels the next day, hindering you from performing daily tasks effectively.

Sleep, like food, drink, and exercise, is critical to health. A good night's sleep allows us to get up feeling rejuvenated to face the day.

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Poor or insufficient sleep causes the brain to operate slower as well as temper to flare up more quickly. Productivity suffers, and junk food desires increase. However, a bad night's sleep can be recovered from if you employ some appropriate habits.


Tips to recover from a bad night's sleep

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A terrible night's sleep might leave us worried about getting through the following day. Here are eight ways to make the most of a sleepy morning.

1) Don't drink too much coffee

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Coffee is great for the morning, as they wake you up, but that's not the case if you drink it at night.

One or two glasses to start your day is usually good, but drinking too much coffee or caffeinated beverages will leave you nervous and restless apart from being weary. And, whatever you do, avoid coffee 4-6 hours before bedtime.

2) Take frequent breaks

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Your endurance will be reduced after a bad evening's sleep, and you will be unable to perform at your best, so stand up. Move away from your computer, and go outside for a bit of air and natural light.

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A simple walk outside or just relaxing in the sun can make you feel more awake and invigorated.

3) Eat well

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Following a restless night's sleep, a protein- and fibre-rich breakfast can help you stay energetic throughout the day.

Consider oats and berries on top of yoghurt or eggs on whole-grain toast. These high-fibre foods take longer to break down and will assist in making you feel fuller when the day begins.

Avoid ultra-processed foods, particularly close to bedtime, as they may disturb digestion and contribute to falling asleep harder.

4) Exercise

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When you're tired, working out may appear to be something you might not prefer to do, but it could be exactly what you need.

To avail the benefits of exercise, you don't have to sweat it out during a high-intensity training session or embark on a 10-kilometre run.

5) Work out at the right time

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Working out is a great way to tyre your body and drift off to sleep after burning those stubborn calories. However, make sure to end your workout at least three hours before bedtime.

That's because exercising releases a stress hormone known as cortisol, which creates alertness in the body. Hence, working out right before sleeping might not be the best idea.

6) Fight the urge to sleep

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Its normal to feel yourself being lavitated towards taking a nap in the middle of the day, but that's not ideal.

The truth is, you can't cover up in sleep. It's important that you combat the urge to shut your eyes off and start dreaming during the day so you can get back to your regular sleeping schedule as soon as possible.

7) Acceptance is key

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Begin by accepting, if not forgiving, the previous night's insomnia and the current drowsiness.

Judging yourself over a lack of sleep will simply sap your energy further. Inform your loved ones, acquaintances or friends that you had a bad night, as well as ask for their help.

8) Stay hydrated

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Sleeping poorly might dehydrate you, exacerbating any fatigue or focus issues you might already have as a result of sleep deprivation. You want to drink enough fluids to avoid waking up thirsty during the night, yet not so much that you need to pee.


A good night's sleep is incredibly crucial, as it boosts both physical and emotional well-being.

A terrible night's sleep may wreck havoc the next day, leaving you exhausted, nervous and with less energy throughout the day. By using the aforementioned tips, you can avoid poor sleep quality and recover from the consequences of it as soon as possible.

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