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How to Recover After Staying Up All Night

Up All Night For the Royal Wedding? Here's How to Recoup

watching royal weddingDid you rise and shine bright and early this morning to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton say their vows? Or maybe you turned it into a giant pajama party and decided to stay up all night? Today, millions of people across the world are recalling their favorite moments from the royal wedding . . . they are also rubbing their eyes and drinking copious amounts of coffee, trying to stay bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at their day jobs. If only we were so lucky like the Brits to have this monumental day be declared a national holiday — aw well, at least we can sleep it off this weekend! Here are some tips for surviving today and feeling almost back to new by tomorrow.

  • Take a Quick Nap. Even if you can squeeze in a 10-minute nap today, you will feel sharper than you would have without it. Make sure you don't sleep for more than 40 minutes, since you'll just feel groggy.
  • Get Some Sun. Exposing yourself to more light will help reset your internal clock and make you feel more alert. If the sun isn't shining in your neck of the woods today, turn your lights up.
  • Get Moving. To help boost your brain power, go for a brisk walk to get the blood flowing. You'll realize you feel more alert when you get back to the office.
  • Go to Bed an Hour or Two Earlier Than Usual. I know it's Friday night, but it might be a good idea to take a melatonin to help regulate your sleep cycle, plan to go to bed earlier, then make your bedroom nice and dark, but set your alarm clock for your normal weekday wake-up time so your body adjusts back to its normal routine.

Here's to feeling better by tomorrow!

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