March 30, 2007

Water as a wake-up aid

Do you ever have trouble waking up in the morning? Do you have to depend on those first cups of tea or coffee to get you going? If you are in good health, you could try this simple cold mitten friction instead. This could probably help you to come out of your drowsiness and rejuvenate you to kick-start your day with zest and vigor.

Here’s what you need: a bathroom, a wash cloth and cold water. Immerse the washcloth in cold water and wring it out quickly. It should be quite wet, but not dripping. Rub yourself vigorously with the cloth for 5-10 seconds, and then repeat the process. Rub until your skin tingles. Get that circulation surging.

Do only your arms at first then gradually proceed to other parts of your body. If you are feeling brave, you could even add ice to your water. Better still; take a zippy cold water shower immediately after you get up. You may not like it at first, but soon you will start feeling good; this cold water will do something to you. It will spark your spirits and bring back your pep.

Try this! You may never need a wake-up cup of coffee/tea again!

See also: Water therapy for insomnia and headache / Health benefits of drinking water / Drive back pain away by drinking enough water




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2 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:49 PM

    Drinking some water as soon as you wake up stimulates the body and will help you stay awake. If you need something stronger, try coffee or tea. If you have trouble making it out of your bedroom without coffee, consider putting your coffeemaker in your room and setting the timer so that a cup of Joe will be waiting for you when you wake up.

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  2. Aditi2:54 PM

    Try drinking something before you go to sleep, such as a bottle of water. By the time your alarm goes off, you will probably have to use the bathroom and won't be able to go back to sleep comfortably.

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