Updated 13 March 2015

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Low-blood sugar is the main culprit behind that exhausted feeling you have despite an eight hour sleep the night before.

Combat this by having a pre-bed snack with something that contains healthy fats, such as a few spoonfuls of nut butter.

Visit our Sleep Centre for more on managing your condition.


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