If you have ever craved a nap in the middle of work, then you know what the ‘sleepy eyes’ phenomenon is: a drowsiness creeps over, forcing your eyes shut, and nothing you do can shake it off. You may get up, go to the bathroom and splash cool, refreshing water on your face but it’s still going to try and drag you under. The solution is usually a quick power nap – if you can manage it. But it won’t solve the problem long-term, so here’s what you do if you want to have it gone forever:
Sleepiness is usually a sign that your body is lacking some nutrient, usually iron or sugar. One of the best ways to combat that is to get organic supplements Australia and add them to your usual meals. This way you will still get all the nutrients you need, even if your eating habits are irregular and not balanced much. Remember, lack of or a deficiency in some basic food group can cause other problems besides sleepiness, and this could be a symptom of a bigger, more serious ailment as well.
This is as important as taking your vegan protein powder; you have to drink plenty of water. It’s not enough to simply have a glass of water sitting near your elbow and evaporating into the atmosphere. The human body needs at least 8 glasses of water a day on average and this amount is much higher on hotter days or if you are in an air conditioned room. Air conditioning drains the surroundings of moisture in order to cool the air; in turn, it also sucks out the moisture from our skin, which is why your skin feels dry after a few days in an A/C room. So make sure you drink lots of water. Sodas don’t count.
Get the Blood Pumping
As impossible as it sounds, getting exercise is the one habit that will benefit you long term without fail. The only cure for feeling sleepy at 3 o’clock in the afternoon without pills or stimulants is to go for a quick walk around the building. If possible, sneak in a quick jog or run too. You don’t have to work up a sweat, just get the blood coursing through your veins, which will make you feel much more awake. The cheat sheet to exercising? Take the stairs down and up again, or dry brush your skin with a wire brush made to get the blood circulation up and running. Try out these fixes and if they still don’t work, you might wanna go see a doctor.