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Feeling the afternoon slump? Don't worry; you're not alone. Join us as we explore

proven strategies to kick that post-lunch fatigue to the curb and elevate your

productivity.


"Either You Run the Day, or the Day Runs You." — Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur and author


Ever experienced that mid-afternoon fog? Blame it on your circadian rhythm, which, much like the nighttime tiredness, makes you less alert in the afternoon. Between 1 and 4 p.m., melatonin, the sleep hormone, is at its peak, accompanied by a dip in body temperature and serotonin levels, leading to pronounced fatigue.

 

But here's the good news – there are effective ways to boost your energy without resorting to sugar and caffeine.

 

  1. Get Some Sun

A simple walk around the block or even around your office can do wonders to combat brain fog. Sunlight, a powerful circadian rhythm modulator, enhances reaction times, alertness, memory, and mental performance. On days when stepping out is not feasible, working by a window can still provide some natural light benefits.
 
  1. Try Box Breathing

Reset your focus with breathing exercises that reduce stress, enhance focus, and replenish oxygen levels. Neuroscientists, including Andrew Huberman, recommend box breathing as the ultimate technique to beat afternoon performance falloff. Give it a try with Ed Ogilvy in a quick, less-than-5-minute video.
 

 

  1. Take a Power Nap

Did you know most mammals, including humans, are polyphasic sleepers? While a 90-minute nap may not be feasible, a 6-minute power nap can improve memory and information retention. Set an alarm, hit the reset button, and experience a quick energy boost without the grogginess.

 

Last Words

Remember, no amount of naps can substitute for a proper night's rest. At Oxa, we've taken this to heart by developing the world's first wearable breathing coach for better sleep and immediate stress relief. Unlike traditional wellness products or meditation apps, Oxa monitors your heart rate, respiration, and movements in real-time, tailoring personalized breathing exercises to your rhythms.

In conclusion, bid farewell to the afternoon slump with these science-backed strategies. Incorporate sunlight, box breathing, and power naps into your routine, and consider exploring innovative solutions like Oxa's wearable breathing coach for a holistic approach to enhanced energy and well-being.


Revitalize your afternoons and seize control of your day!

Note: This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult with your healthcare professional for personalized guidance on your health and well-being.

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