The only thing worse than a sleepless night is dragging yourself to work the next day. Approximately 65 percent of Americans report experiencing a sleep problem at least a few times each week.

 

If getting through a day with just a few hours of sleep is inevitable, everydayhealth.com offers this suggestion to help you feel better until you can hit the hay.

 

Take a Nap

 

If your day permits it, a short catnap can be a nice pick-me-up and provide you with some extra energy. But be sure to set your alarm. Naps longer than 20 minutes can cause sleep inertia — a groggy feeling that may leave you feeling even worse than before your nap.