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How to avoid nervousness during Ramadan?

How to avoid nervousness during Ramadan?

Ramadan is the month of tolerance and forgiveness, but some people tend to be relatively more nervous during this holy month; which leads us to ask: does fasting make us more nervous?

 In fact, some incorrect nutritional habits may lead to some effects which play a role in nervousness; they include:

  • Decreased fluid intake: dehydration leads to limited disturbance of the cognitive functions of the brain as well as loss of the ability to focus, these effects could be responsible for nervousness.
  • Decreased blood glucose level: glucose is the fuel for brain function, so decreased glucose may lead to slight deterioration of the brain functions and emotional instability.
  • Sudden cut off of caffeine supply, especially those who used to have morning coffee.
  • Sudden cut off of smoking (its mechanism similar to caffeine cut off).
  • Changing of the sleep routine.

To avoid nervousness during Ramadan, you should do the following:

  1. Always remember that Ramadan has virtues and aims to teach us patience and forgiveness. Being aware of these values will help us to be tolerant and away from nervousness.
  2. Drinking plenty of water and eating fresh fruits rich in fibers and natural sugars.
  3. For smokers, Ramadan represents a good chance to stop smoking completely.
  4. Having some hours of rest and sleep during the day in Ramadan.
  5. Gradual decrease of caffeine intake 2-3 weeks before Ramadan.


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