Follow These Tips To Keep From Being Sleepy At Work

Being sleepy at work is no fun.  Not only do you feel like you are literally having to drag yourself through the day but you are not being productive in your work.  Being sleepy at work can even put your job in jeopardy when it is a reoccurring or chronic problem.  It isn’t good for you or your career if you find yourself fighting sleepiness on the job.  But there are things that you can do about it.

Get enough sleep the night before.  You can’t expect yourself to be alert and productive if you didn’t get in bed till the sun was coming up.  Set a goal of getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night.  Turn your electronics off at least an hour before you turn in and relax with a good book or conversation with your loved ones instead.

Take your shower in the morning.  I cannot imagine starting my day without a hot shower.  It wakes me up instantly.  If I try to switch things up and wait till later in the day, I will be totally zonked.  A shower in the morning is a must.

Have a cup of joe.  While too much caffeine is not a good thing and can even affect your health, having a daily cup of coffee when you wake up does wonders to get your body ready to kick in gear.  If you aren’t a coffee fan, you can try a cup of tea instead.

Start your day off with a good breakfast.  A breakfast of junk such as a donut or a sugary cereal is going to do nothing for you but set you up for a sugar crash in a couple of hours which will leave you not only sleepy at work but irritable as well.

If you find you are still sleepy at work after trying these tips, it may be time to consult your physician.  You may have a condition known as sleep apnea or another health condition that needs to be addressed.


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