I have 2 kids, 1 is teething, it’s quite hard work. I only work 4 days a week now but the 3 days off are the hardest!
Anyway, moaning over, here’s some solutions that I’ve found
CONSULT A DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING ANY SUPPLEMENTS
Supplements to Boost Energy Levels
Magnesium Glycinate – I use Doctor’s Best brand. Tablets are massive but seems to be the only one that helps me sleep
Glycine – I use Bulkpowders version. Great for sleep and relaxation
5 HTP – great for sleep and weird dreams. Go easy though, can give you an upset stomach
Phenibut – if I wake up in the night, I’ll sometimes take 500mg of phenibut. It helps promote deep sleep. Stick to once per week though, it’s addictive.
Adaptogens can help boost resitance to stress, increase energy levels and help the immune system to function
Nootropics are anything that boost cognitive functioning
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (allows improves fertility)
DO YOUR RESEARCH before taking any supplements
Check out Examine.com, Selfhacked.com and https://www.reddit.com/r/adaptogens/
you’ll generally want to stack racetams with a source of choline, but do your own research
The ketogenic diet is also great for sleep deprivation, in my experience. It’s a right pain to stick to though and can be expensive.
Natural Anti inflammatories
Anything that lowers inflammation should also help with energy and feelings of wellbeing.
Pine bark extract
Tart cherry 🍒
cold showers – will also increase noradrenaline
Looking up is also said to increase energy levels, whereas looking down decreases them.
rapid breathing will increase energy levels, as will exercise