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, offers this suggestion to help you feel better until you can hit the hay.


Drink Water


Though staying hydrated doesn’t have a direct effect on wakefulness, it can prevent compounding the effects of insomnia with the annoying physical symptoms that come with mild dehydration, like a dry mouth and lethargy.


The goal? Six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, and drink more if you’re exercising or outside in hot weather.