Dr Oz: Fatigue Myths
Doctor Oz did a show on breaking Health Myths. Can daytime cold medicines really keep you awake while getting rid of your cold symptoms? Are long naps conducive to your afternoon productivity? Dr Oz took a look at these and other myths that are considered to help bust your fatigue and boost your energy. Read on to find out which fatigue health myths are fact and which are pure fiction.
Dr Oz: Fatigue Fighting Cocktail
Myth 1: The more vitamins, the more energy
Barbara, an audience member, believed that the more vitamins you take, the more energy you have. Doctor Oz says this is a MYTH. According to Dr Oz, not all vitamins work that way. Your body can only process a small amt of nutrients that you take from vitamins, so you should choose the ones that work best for your needs.
Fatigue fighting cocktail:
-50 mg of B complex vitamins
-1000 units of vitamin D3.
B vitamins are important for the cells and vitamin D reduces drowsiness, which is one reason you feel more alert when you get out into the sun, which has vitamin D. Take this fatigue fighting cocktail at breakfast to help with the afternoon slump.
Do Non-Drowsy Cold Medications Make You Drowsy?
Myth 2: Non-drowsy cold medications won’t make you drowsy. MYTH! These medications may still make you a little drowsy, especially in smaller people. Doctor Oz says the non-drowsy cold medication may not work for someone 140 lbs and less because the higher concentrations get into your body. Instead, take a 12-hour capsule because they have lower doses.
Dr Oz: Nightcaps Ruin Your Sleep
Myth 3: Nightcaps will help you sleep better. MYTH! While alcohol relaxes you, it doesn’t metabolize you into a deep sleep. Dr Oz suggested no to drink alcohol 3 hours before bedtime. If you do, it’s better to have the clear colored alcohols, such as vodka and gin, because they don’t mess up your sleep as much. (Phew! Good to know!)
Dr Oz: Nap Attack Plan
Myth 4: The longer the nap, the more energy you get. MYTH! If not done correctly, naps can make you feel more tired. Dr Oz says if you nap more than ½ hour, you go into a deep level of sleep and it’s harder to get your brain going again.
Nap Attack Plan- take a nap for 20-30 minutes between 1 pm and 4 pm. The quick pick me up won’t keep you up at night.