If you’ve been feeling exhausted lately, don’t worry: you are not the only one. If you are a Twin mom then its your new normal. I would say “get used to it,” but maybe you don’t have to.
We took a poll and asked some people what they did to get their energy levels back up after being up all night with the kids. After compiling all of the answers, here are the tips that we were able to get together for you:
- Take a nap
The most obvious one would be to take a nap during the day. It doesn’t have to be long, 20 minutes is enough to feel revitalized. A nap can be anywhere from 10 minutes to 60 minutes. All you need for this is a bed or a sofa and a few minutes to spare. Make sure you set an alarm or you might turn it into a few hours instead of minutes. The ideal amount of time to take a nap for alertness and energy is 10-20 minutes. Taking a nap for 90 minutes ensures you get a full sleep cycle in and makes it easier to wake up without feeling groggy.
- Eat something sugary for a short energy rise
Sugar is a great way to get your energy levels up for a short period of time. Things like Dextro are made specifically to raise your energy levels and they taste good too. Of course, anything with a reasonable amount of sugar in it would work. What you have to keep in mind is that after the sugar rush you will feel exhausted again but at least it gives you the energy you need at that moment.
- Eat a decent meal for a long lasting energy rise
When you eat a decent meal consisting of meat, vegetables and something like potatoes, you will feel more energized. Even a sandwich with something decent like salad, egg and ham will do the trick. The energy gained from this kind of food will last longer than the energy gained from something sugary. The difference with energy gained from a decent meal and the energy gained from sugar is that the decent meal will provide energy for a longer lasting time and spread more evenly throughout the day. Sugar will release all the energy at once to give a great boost.
If you don’t have time for any of the above then you could think about using supplements. We’d
recommend the brand Fortivitum. Their supplements offer more than enough of the vitamins you would need to consume daily. There is no harm in taking this supplement, the surplus of vitamins you would consume from their products will not be stored in the body but will be released with the rest of the waste through the toilet. We specifically like this brand because you can take it with you. Lord knows how easy it is to forget things at home when you are packing everything to get out of the house with twins. You can find their products here at Amazon