How To Look More Awake

February 6, 2019

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Doctors and health professionals all speak of the important ace of getting enough sleep, but let's be honest, when was the last time you actually got eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.  The kind of sleep that makes you feel refreshed when you wake up.  While you may not feel 100% rested, you can certainly work to improve your appearance after a tough night of tossing and turning. If you’re struggling to avoid yawning during a meeting or keeping both eyes open in front of the computer, here are some tips on looking (and feeling) awake right when you need it most. Splash some col d water on your face.  Cold water can tighten your pores, make your skin look more even, and give the appearance of looking a little more awake. Similarly, taking an ice cold shower in the morning has been shown to reduce stress, increase circulation, and help you feel more awake. Regularly drinking water, too, can help keep you stay alert, as dehydration can lead to fatigue. When you’re sleep deprived, you’re likely to find an oil build-up on your skin, which can lead to acne. So find a good exfoliant, which will help clean off dead skin on your face and use a toner to rid your skin of excess oil. Take a walk. Taking a short, five-minute walk around the office every hour can improve your mood, reduce tiredness, and may even help kick any hunger pangs. It will also get your heart rate up, bring a little color back to your face, and sustain you for at least a little while longer. While at your desk, sit up straight!  Improving your posture by sitting up straight and keeping your feet on the ground is a good tactic to getting through the day. When you’re too comfortable slouching and all, you’ll want to nod off. IF all else fails take a power nap. A nap can have immediate benefits for learning, memory, and performance, but whatever you do, limit it to 30 minutes. Any longer and you may risk feeling groggier.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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