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How to fight fatigue after Daylight Saving Time

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Posted at 1:26 AM, Mar 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-12 04:37:07-04

After we change our clocks for Daylight Saving Time, it can be hard to fight fatigue.

According to WebMD, there are some easy ways to battle the mid-day slump you might be feeling.

Experts suggest theses twelve tips:

1. Get up and move around.

Doctors say a 10-minute walk can increase energy for two hours.

2. Take a nap to take the edge off of sleepiness.

Experts say it’s best to nap about six or seven hours before you would normally go to bed. 

3. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue.

Continuous fixation on a computer screen can cause eyestrain and worsen sleepiness and fatigue.

4. Eat a healthy snack to boost energy.

Snacks like peanut butter, carrots, and yogurt help boost energy.

5. Start a conversation to wake up your mind.

6. Turn up the lights to ease fatigue.

7. If you're driving, pull over when you feel tired.

8. Switch tasks to stimulate your mind.

9. Drink water to stay hydrated.

10. Take a breather to feel alert.

11. Regulate your sleep cycles by getting out into the daylight.

12. Fit in exercise.

According to WebMD, an analysis of 70 studies involving more than 6,800 people, University of Georgia researchers found that exercise was more effective in increasing energy and reducing daytime fatigue than some medications used to treat sleep problems. Regular exercise also improves quality of sleep.

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