Do you wake up wishing you had more time to sleep in? There are ways to avoid the tired haze because lets face it, no one likes to wake in the morning feeling tired. Here are some ways to put the pep back in your step.
Wake up feeling groggy? Humid and muggy evenings don’t give our bodies the chance to get a good night’s rest. When summer heat creeps well into the nights it doesn’t allow for your body temperature to drop, which prompts the melatonin to start producing. What’s available to help with that? Try Jiaogulan, a ginseng leaf extract. 250 mg to 500 mg to be exact & it cures 95% of sleep issues within a week. Friendly reminder: always consult with your doctor before taking supplements.
Tired enough for a nap? Whether it’s because you’re in a hurry or too hot to make a meal over the stove in the afternoon, you’ll usually lean towards the light fresh foods. Salads, fruits and even shakes. However, those light meals will cause you to lose protein, making your blood sugar take a huge dip. Low blood sugar causes that sluggish fatigue that leaves you feeling tired, according to UCLA research. To fix that, try adding 6oz of lean protein into your diet each day. This will give your stamina a huge boost!
Fading out by dinner? According to the American Lung Association, colorless airborne gas called ozone can start to inch its way indoors and outdoors on hot summer days. It will peak around evenings and compromise your oxygen intake, leaving you unable to maintain your high energy. Quick tip, is to blow away that ozone gas by ventilating your space in the mornings and evenings. This will reduce the levels in your home by 50%. Another solution is to add plants to your home that soak up ozone and other fatigue inducing pollutants like, Boston fern, areca palm, or English ivy.
Wiped out by bed time? With all that perspiration, we lose a lot. Mostly, our minerals and this can cause our levels of Magnesium, manganese and potassium to drop. If you’re crashing after dinner it’s probably a sign of a deficiency. So take the high road and snack on ½ a cup of pistachios, almonds, walnuts or any other nut each day. They’re rich in minerals and can help you maintain your energy levels. According to Stanford University researchers, people can see results in as little as 5 days!
Contribution by: 50 Plus Report Editorial Team
Sources: Woman’s World Magazine