After The After Party: Your Monday Morning Rebound Plan

After The After Party: Your Monday Morning Rebound Plan

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The best weekends include good friends, late nights, and plenty of pics on the camera roll to scroll through. Usually, though, those amazing moments also include less sleep, an energy zap, and maybe a cocktail or three. In the midst of party season, we’re looking at five science-backed ways to boost your recovery and feel your best when late nights roll into early mornings.

##Hello, Sunshine

Chances are you want to roll over under the covers after a long night out, but trust us: you need to see the light. Sunshine naturally boosts your mood by increasing that feel-good hormone serotonin, which can also give you energy, make you feel calmer, and helps with your circadian rhythm and sleep for the next night. Faced with a rainy day? Technology to the rescue: Try an indoor sun-mimicking light like this one for a few minutes.

##Ice, Ice, Baby

Once you’ve turned your face from the glorious sunshine, take a look in the mirror. Are you a little puffier than usual? Blame water retention commonly caused by excess salt, alcohol, and too-little sleep. As a fix, plunge your face in a bowl of ice water to get your blood moving again, and improve lymphatic drainage by using a gua sha tool. Run it lightly over your cheeks and forehead and across from your chin to your ears. (Bonus tip: Keep your tool in the fridge for refreshing coldness.)

##Ignite Your Energy

An object at rest stays at rest, right? The best way to feel more energized is to get up and make life happen. But how? Get the benefits of post-party hydration with a beneficial boost of oomph: Yuzu Pineapple Energy Multiplier features a proprietary blend of Coffeeberry® Energy Extract, CognatIQ™ Coffee Fruit Extract, and L-Theanine for physical energy and a cognitive boost. Pro Tip: Be prepared for the upcoming social season with the ultimate sampler pack including Hydration Multiplier+ Immune Support so you’re less likely to decline an invite to feeling under the weather.

##Skip Social Media

You were there—you lived it, right? No need to rehash every moment by scrolling through social media, which can actually exacerbate your anxiety. If you’ve imbibed a bit more than usual, you may already be battling “hangxiety,” or the anxiety hangover that can occur when alcohol leaves your system. Instead, focus on activities that can keep you in the moment, like going for a walk or calling a friend.

##Schedule Your Sleep Session

If you didn’t have the best sleep during the night (and it’s likely you didn’t), begin your bedtime ritual at the same time you normally would to reset your circadian rhythm. Cut caffeine intake early in the day to help your body get tired, turn off electronics (the blue light suppresses natural melatonin production) and consider a bath with soothing lavender aromatics. (Bonus: The Epsom salt will ease the aches you acquired from all that dancing).

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