Key points

  • Eating healthy foods will not only give you the energy for your day, but will help reduce fatigue.
  • The right foods, in the right quantities, and at the right times will keep you awake and active.
  • Low blood sugar levels will cause drowsiness and lead to fatigue. Know about foods and their effects on your health. The GI is a guide for you to use.
  • Keep a balanced diet.
  • Don’t overeat. Eat smaller meals at regular times.
  • Dehydration happens when you don’t replace fluid that is lost during the day.
  • Symptoms include headaches and dizziness. As the body slows down, you can fall asleep.
  • If you feel thirsty, take a drink.
  • You will need up to 2500 ml of water per day.
  • Check for dehydration by monitoring urine production and output for volume and colour.
  • Caffeine is a stimulant, but also a diuretic.
  • Small amounts can raise your level of stimulation.
  • Large amounts can affect your sleep patterns.