I've been running in so many circles lately that by the time I crawl into bed, I'm finding it nearly impossible to shut off my brain and get the sleep that I need to function. So, I went on a quest to see if I could find a solution to my zombie-like daytime personality and stumbled on some suggestions from Everyday Health on things to do to survive the day following a sleepless night. I've been putting some of these things into practice and you know what? I'm not dragging as much as I was!

Will these tips work for you? I don't know, but it can't hurt to try- especially if you've reached the point of desperation.

  • 1

    Drink Water

    I don't know about you, but the first thing I grab in the morning is a cup of coffee. However, a glass of water is really one of the best things for your body when it's tired. Water will keep you hydrated and you shouldn't just drink a cool glass when you wake up, but try to drink water through the day.

  • 2

    Go For a Walk

    I get it, trust me, I do. Going for a walk when you have to be at work before the sun even wakes up is really tough (not to mention not very safe), but I this morning, I've been walking around the studio during songs and I've noticed that moving around has definitely perked me up.

  • 3

    Eat Breakfast

    I'm the biggest offender when it comes to eating breakfast- it's never been a meal I've enjoyed, but my husband made breakfast for dinner for him and our son and there were leftovers, so yesterday morning I made a plate and while breakfast still isn't my favorite meal of the day, I did notice that I wasn't starving at 10am, when I usually am.

  • 4

    Take a Power Nap

    I think it would be amazing if we were able to take little naps at work. I mean, countries like Italy, Mexico, and, Ecuador do! Most American employers would absolutely frown on work naps, though. At past places of employment, I was known to shut the door to my office, unplug my phone and set an alarm for 20 minutes then lay my head on my desk and catch a power nap. I'm convinced it's called a power nap because it's true- just 20 minutes of sleep gives this surge of  power and energy that was drained before.

  • 5

    Have Some Caffeine

    If you drink caffeine regularly, you don't want to start chugging it because you'll get the jitters, but if you are a lover of caffeine, allow yourself an extra cup or two of coffee and see if it helps.

  • 6

    Take a Cold Shower

    I'm not a fan of cold showers, but I've learned the value of a good cold shower. If I didn't get a good sleep but hop in a cold shower, my body is jolted to attention and power surges through my veins.