Learn how to function despite not getting enough sleep with these helpful hints.
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Step 1: Drink caffeine
Drink beverages with lots of caffeine but little or no sugar. Avoid energy drinks, as they are high in sugar, which will make you crash hard later.
Step 2: Be active
Be physically active throughout the day. Take walks periodically get your blood flowing.
Step 3: Eat protein-rich food
Eat protein-rich foods for breakfast such as eggs, lean meats, and nuts, which will give you lasting energy.
Keep a bag of nuts on hand to snack on.
Step 4: Take a nap
Take a short nap in the afternoon -- as little as 10 minutes! -- to relieve your tired brain and body.
Did You Know?
Drinking one beer when you are sleep-deprived has the effect of as many as two or three beers when you are well-rested.