1. Wash your hands
Wash your hands with cold water. This technique allows you to deal with drowsiness. Also, you can use this technique to relieve nervous tension in a stressful situation.
2. Add fresh fruits and berries to your diet
Natural sugar found in fruits makes them an indispensable source of energy. Fresh fruits help you to be cheerful and maintain normal blood sugar levels, as they are high in fiber. Make energy shake for breakfast with:
• Blueberries (it helps you focus),
• Strawberries (it is rich in vitamin C, which helps turn fat into energy),
• Natural yogurt (it contains a lot of magnesium, which helps regulate energy metabolism),
• Pineapple (it helps to cope with a bad mood and reduce pain in the joints and muscles after intense exertion).
3. Make a massage.
Moderate pressure on certain parts of the body can increase blood circulation. Massage yourself or ask someone to pressing the top of the head, earlobes, back of the neck, the point between the thumb and forefinger and the area under the knees. Such massage will help to wake up and cheer up.
4. Sit on something hard.
Sit on a wooden or iron chair. The hard surface on which you will temporarily sit will not allow you to relax. This will help get rid of drowsiness.
5. More light.
Bright light will help you to be cheerful. In the dark, our body produces the hormone melatonin, which regulates the sleep and wake cycles. Turn lighting devices at home or in the office – this will help to better tune in to a working day.
6. Do not change your plans during day.
Fulfill all your plans. This will activate the body’s internal resources and increase self-esteem. You will understand that you can cope with important tasks even after a sleepless night.
7. Drink more water.
It is difficult to overcome the feeling of drowsiness when body is dehydrated. After a sleepless night, you need to drink more water during the day. This will make you more energetic.
8. Breathing exercises.
Simple breathing exercises will help you to invigorate body. Sit straight, relax, and put your hands on your knees, palms up. Breathe through the nose: deep inhale – 5 seconds, exhale – 10 seconds, without pauses between inspiration and exhalation. Breathe this way for several minutes.
9. Avoid heat.
In a stuffy room, the body spends more energy and drowsiness returns. Open the window, turn on the air conditioner and ventilate the room more often. Fresh and cool air will help to overcome drowsiness. The sleepy brain needs oxygen to begin to work actively. Take a walk or just open the window and breathe deeply.
10. Use safe drugs that help to be active.
If the above points did not help to get rid of drowsiness, you can use drugs that improve efficiency and productivity at work, boost brainpower and mental performance. Drugs with an active substance called modafinil are safe and effective. These are such as Modavigil, Armod, Artvigil and Modalert.