Morning fatigue

Do you feel tired and energyless to get out of bed in the morning? Do you lack motivation for it? And do you have to drag yourself out of bed every morning?

Do you feel that the sleep failed to refresh you? How to overcome this morning fatigue? Nutritionist Aislinn Cambridge suggests a way out that works like magic for most.

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Aislinn Cambridge on morning fatigue

All of us have experienced morning fatigue. It might be present on some days of the week. But often it becomes a regular feature. One feels demotivated and does not feel to get out of bed.

There is no energy to face the day and world.

The night sleep fails to refresh and you still feel tired at the end of the sleep. The mood is down and you have to literally drag yourself out of bed to go for work. This is a sad situation but very common.

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Morning fatigue (Source: Well+good)

Nutritionists have some advices for overcoming this morning fatigue. Dietitian Aislinn Cambridge reveals that a simple drink with two ingredients can do wonders to eliminate this morning tiredness. Which is this drink?

Lemon and water drink

Aislinn explains that plain water is beneficial for health. And adding a bit of lemon juice to water and having this drink warm has additional benefits. One will definitely feel better with it. The dietitian elaborates:

There is one thing that absolutely everyone should be doing from the minute they wake up in the morning and that is drink water, it hydrates your body and lowers blood pressure.”

If you want to have energy and feel good, a warm cup of water with half a lemon squeezed into it. It’s like magic.”

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Lemon and water drink taken warm (Source: A couple cooks)

Taking some care before going off to sleep at night also does wonders for the body. This includes keeping a gap of at least 3 hours between the last meal of the day and falling off to sleep.

This would provide the digestive system some time to complete the digestion of the food. Elaborating on this point, Aislinn said:

If you’re eating a meal and attempting to sleep an hour or two later it will cause havoc because your body can’t digest nor rest and recover, the two cancel each other out.”

“Both your sleep and your digestion will be affected and when combined it will have a severe impact on your mood. I recommend leaving at least three to four hours after a big meal.”

Artificial sweeteners?

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Aislinn advises against having artificial sweeteners to satisfy the sweet cravings. These cause more harm than the natural sugars. Talking on it, she said:

Some feel it’s better to reach for ‘sugar-free’ options when they’re trying to eat healthily, but they’re actually worse. So-called ‘diet’ drinks contain an ingredient called aspartame which our bodies do not know how to process and it has a negative effect on our gut and is far more harmful, inflammatory and corrosive than actual sugar.”

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Artificial sweeteners are not good (Source: Pinterest)