5 Ways To Successfully Get Through The Day After You Pull An All-Nighter

by Imani Brammer

As much as you love your beauty rest, you and I both know it's just not always possible.

Whether you're up all night working on an assignment, or you simply can't stop tossing and turning no matter how hard you try, sometimes, all-nighters just sort of happen.

But they don't have to leave you feeling totally useless the next day. Believe me, you're going to feel like crap -- that's a bit of a given.

Here are a few ways to successfully recover your body after staying up all night, and still get your sh*t done.

1. Take A Shot Of Wheatgrass

Head into your local health food store or juice shop and get yourself a shot of wheatgrass.

This admittedly kind of distasteful shot is known as nature's energy drink -- minus the jitters that, say, a Red Bull might give you, but it still promises a solid boost of energy.

This is because wheatgrass is loaded with nutrients, including vitamin B1, which your cells use for energy.

If the taste is a little too much for you to handle, try following the wheatgrass shot with a sweet chaser, like pineapple or apple juice, to wash it down.

2. Pop A Vitamin B12 Supplement

If you're feeling weak, a B12 vitamin can be the ultimate savior after an all-nighter.

Vitamin B12 is one of eight B vitamins that help the body convert your food into glucose, which gives you the energy you need to make it through what would have been a super sleepy day.

3. Keep Some Trail Mix Handy

When you're sleep-deprived, you may tend to reach for the most convenient snack to get you by -- aka something that's likely artificially sweetened and heavy in sugar, which will ultimately leave you crashing on your desk before you know it.

Trail mix is a great alternative to the sugary stuff, as nuts in general are an excellent source of fiber, fat, and protein. And, more specifically, cashews, almonds, and hazelnuts contain magnesium, which plays a key role in converting glucose into energy.

The fiber will keep your glucose levels steady, while the protein ensures you feel full and satisfied, so you won't be tempted to reach for those M&M's you probably tried to sneak into your trail mix.

4. Eat Chia Seeds

You know those grainy little black seeds you often hear about in pudding?

They can actually do wonders for your body: They can stabilize your blood sugar, keep your hunger in check, and ensure you're hydrated throughout the day -- all of which will help combat your droopy eyelids.

Plus, chia seeds are full of energy-boosting nutrients to keep you productive throughout the day no matter what.

5. Burn An Energy-Boosting Candle

Believe it or not, citrus scents can help keep you awake.

Look for scents like grapefruit, mango, and lemon, all of which can help keep you motivated, focused, and refreshed, even when all you want to do is take a nap.

You've got this, girl. I believe in you.