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Tired right after waking up? Try these to charge yourself in the morning

Energize in the morning to fight off the morning fatigue.

Waking up on time is hard enough. Now imagine being groggy and tired right after waking up. Feeling sluggish and having to fight off constant yawning makes a strong cup of tea or coffee to feeling good enough to go to work. Caffeine mostly does the trick to wake up the body and the mind.

Feeling up fresh depends on a lot of factors – if you’re getting enough and sound sleep, levels of stress to name a few. But on those morning where you feel fatigued out even before the day begins, there are things that might help.

Fix it with a cool shower

Fixated on a warm shower before getting ready for the day? Do the opposite. Take a cold shower. According to science, cold water increases blood circulation making you more alert and wakes you up. How shower tends to relax, cold one energizes you.

It’s in what you smell

Apparently, what you smell can evidently energize you. Now the scents that energize differ from person to person but there are some common smells that tend to do the job – like smell of fresh coffee, zest of lemon, peppermint, smell of orange, rosemary to name a few. Essential oils of these scents might do the trick.

Stretch it out

Beat the waking up fatigue with light stretch or yoga or light exercise. Here’s the science behind it. During REM sleep, the muscles are paralyzed and stretching or exercising of any kind can help in working out the muscles releasing endorphins, the feel-good hormones.

Go for a walk

Activate the energy in your body by stepping out right after you wake up. Something about being outside of four walls, morning light and morning atmosphere can help in beating the morning fatigue.

Cut out sugar

If you are in a habit of taking sugar with beverage or food, cutting down sugar can help in keeping the energy levels normal. Sugar usually causes blood sugar spike and drop that might leave you feeling drained sooner than usual.

Watch what you eat

Morning breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet to be proven by science about the “most important meal of the day” but one thing is certain – skipping breakfast affect energy levels and reduces attention throughout the day. Low sugar fruits, lean protein, nuts, whole grains are some of the fatigue-reducing foods you can have in the morning.

Sanjukta

As a pursuing scholar, Sanjukta lives her days reading research papers and lifestyle articles. When she is not pursuing academics, being a noob at video games keep her busy. She believes in equality and a healthy mind over anything else. She doesn't mind having a day-old pizza as breakfast. A hardcore caffeine head.
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