Trouble getting out of bed? Protein might help.

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by aoeu, Jan 28, 2012.

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  1. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Many find the morning to be a particularly bad time with depression, and we've all felt the difficulty of getting out of bed.

    This may be partially due to low levels of blood sugar, since by the time you wake up it's been many hours since you last ate.

    I suggest one of two things, starting with a bowl of nuts beside your bed, any kind:

    Either set two alarms, with one 1-2 hours before the other, and when the first goes off eat the bowl of nuts and return to sleep. This will ensure a good level of blood sugar when you wake.

    If that's difficult, you can instead eat the nuts as soon as you wake, but that'll be a slower start. In this case juice might actually be the better choice, since that'll lead to an improvement in blood sugar very quickly (but then it's important to eat something substantial so you don't have a crash).

    Just a thought. I can't guarantee it'll work, but there's some scientific basis for it. I have a feeling not many will try this... *Sigh*
  2. SaraRose

    SaraRose Well-Known Member

    Ahh! I gotta try that.
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