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:
- 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.
- Drinking plenty of water and eating fresh fruits rich in fibers and natural sugars.
- For smokers, Ramadan represents a good chance to stop smoking completely.
- Having some hours of rest and sleep during the day in Ramadan.
- Gradual decrease of caffeine intake 2-3 weeks before Ramadan.