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5 Tips For Waking Up This Winter

Posted On: January 6, 2020 by Oxygen One in: All Posts, Education, Tips and Advice

Waking up during these winter months can be a challenge. The days are shorter and sunlight is minimal. Our energy seems to diminish. Fortunately, there are ways to wake up feeling more energized and ways to stay energized throughout your day. Dr. Ross Dodge, Specialist in Sleep Medicine and Peak Neurology provides some tips to help keep you energized during these winter days.    Tip 1: Nap-puccinos  Everyone experiences that afternoon lull. Dr. Dodge suggest something he calls "nap-puccions," which is when you take a shot of espresso in the afternoon followed by a quick 10 minute power nap. By the time you wake up from your power nap, the espresso will have affected your bloodstream, making you feel much more energized for the rest of the day.    Tip 2: Delay your morning coffee by an hour Every morning we wake up with an increased amount of a hormone called cortisol, which naturally energizes you. Your cortisol levels decrease an hour

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