I am insomniac at least 2 days a week, and the day after a bad night's sleep is terrible, especially its the extreme if its a Monday (obvious!). What are the ways such a workday can be made better if not good? (Tried coffee, tea, sunlight)
Well,these cannot substitute of a sturdy sleep. At least would keep you conscious as well.
-Making strech or exercises that keep your blood alive. Also pay attention to in-working posture.
-Massaging your head and ears for same blood thing.
-Eating balanced, not much or less.
-Drinking plenty of water.
-Washing your face regularly.
-Taking breath breaks on window, oxygen is important.
Insomnia is hard, wish ease for you my friend.
Fellow insomniac here. These are some of the things that have been helping me cope:
If you know you are not going to get much sleep in a night, try to time it such that you wake up on a 1.5 hour increment - 3, 4.5, or 6 hours of sleep. This is the average time per sleep cycle, so it will be much easier for you to wake up at the end of one.
To make it through the next workday, I recommend coffee, eating light, and dressing appropriately so you are not too warm.