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Recover From a Sleepless Night

May 25, 2017

When you don’t get enough sleep you force yourself out of bed, get a big cup of coffee, and you don’t eat. Why is this the wrong way to recover from a bad night’s sleep? What should you be feeding your body when this happens and how do you tackle your day? On this episode, you’ll learn how to still be productive and focused when you’re running on very little sleep.

Try your hardest to wait to have coffee till you have something in your stomach, you will feel better, longer. -Kristen Nolan


  1. If you have coffee without food after fasting overnight, you’re using stress hormones and caffeine for energy.

  2. Have something to eat within 30-60 minutes of waking up to kickstart the day.

  3. Take non-essentials off your calendar. Conserve your energy for what matters.

If getting little sleep happens more often than not, it will be detrimental to your focus, health and even your waistline, because your body’s using stress hormones for energy. To get through the day, eat a solid meal first before you reach for the coffee, put your energy towards getting the most essential tasks done, mindless tasks will only deplete precious energy and focus.