So what can you do about it?
It's easy to say that you should get early nights and try to curb the social life. But let's face it, being a student is one of the most hectic times of your life. You're expected to study hard, and you need to work. On top of that, you need some down time and the temptation to spend that socialising is pretty hard to resist. Life is for living and you'll probably only get one shot at student life.
In the short term, when you wake up feeling groggy and sleep deprived, you can combat that 'want to go back to bed' feeling with the help of PRO PLUS® which can give you a boost that can help to relieve fatigue and get you feeling a little more awake. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system stimulant, which is why people use PRO PLUS®, to help them to feel more mentally alert when they are drowsy.1
Other short term fixes include getting some fresh air - if you have time, walk to work or college. A quick burst of fresh air can be invigorating and help you get through that morning lecture. Stick your MP3 player on while you're walking and play something energetic that gets you going.
If you're at home, you could try using aromatherapy to pep you up. When you inhale essential oils, it stimulates your olfactory system - the part of the brain connected to smell, sending a signal to the part of the brain which controls emotions, and triggering the release of chemicals which can make you feel relaxed or stimulated.2
You can buy ready mixed versions of popular aromatherapy blends that are designed to act revive you. Or if you want to make your own, you could mix rosemary, marjoram and lemongrass.3
- About Pro Plus: www.proplus.co.uk Date viewed Dec 09
- Bupa Factsheets: Aromatherapy. http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets Date viewed Dec 09
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It is important to note, that PRO PLUS® cannot replace sleep, and should be used only occasionally for the relief of temporary tiredness.
Contains caffeine. Always read the label.