5 brain foods to keep you awake (and make you smarter)
- A strong cup of coffee. Every student knows that the local barista that makes that daily morning cup is their best friend.
- A fruit shake.
- A handful of dark chocolate pieces and nuts.
- Fish and baked potatoes for lunch.
- Pumpkin seeds.
What wakes your brain up?
No sleep last night? Eight tricks to wake up your brain
- Let there be light. Light acts as a natural ‘wake up’ call to the brain – whether that’s first thing in the morning or late at night.
- Get your blood pumping.
- Splash your face with cold water.
- Do some deep breathing.
- Sip some lemon and water.
- Sniff some peppermint.
- Wear something bright.
- Chew some gum.
What fruit helps you wake up?
Try fruits packed with vitamin C, such as oranges and pineapple, which help your body convert fat to energy, so you can ward off fatigue.
How do I get my brain up in the morning?
Here are a few ideas to help you wake up refreshed and energized:
- As soon as you get out of bed, drink a glass of water. Your body needs plenty of water on a daily basis.
- When your alarm goes off in the morning, get up!
- Turn on the lights!
- Cool off!
- Crank up the tunes and get some exercise!
- Exercise your brain.
Why do I wake up feeling foggy?
Sleep inertia, or in other words, the brain fog after waking up and grogginess you feel in the morning, is due to the brain functioning differently than normal during sleep, especially deep sleep. Brain fog occurs as the brain tries to replenish cerebral blood flow.
Why does it take my brain so long to wake up?
Why it Takes So Long to Wake Up in the Morning. A study conducted by Raphael Vallat, Ph. at The University of California, Berkeley, has shown why people have a hard time waking up in the morning. Sleep Inertia or brain fog is real and makes it difficult for some people to drag themselves out of bed in the morning.