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Which is first as most important for a tired, run down body; food or sleep?

  1. keepitnatural profile image72
    keepitnaturalposted 7 years ago

    Which is first as most important for a tired, run down body; food or sleep?

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    david stillwagonposted 7 years ago

    Sleep probably, although it depends on the food.

  3. Halima Fowosire profile image58
    Halima Fowosireposted 7 years ago

    It is important to take very light food first,then you sleep.It is not okay sleeping with an empty stomach,or you will wake up more run down;weaker.

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    UrsulaRoseposted 7 years ago

    In my opinion and experience I would have to say both because for your body to keep and obtain maximum health you need to ...

    1. Fuel it with quality food (not sugar-filled processed junkfood) and vitamin/mineral supplements as a booster.

    2. Sleep or at least take 'nanna-naps' and rest throughout the day.

    Preparing and eating good quality proper food can be a struggle when you are run-down and tired because it is easier to just grab a take-away or packaged product but all it does it hype you up for an even bigger fall as your body becomes sugar-dependent.

    Personally, there are days that I would kill to be able to sleep for a full 8 hours, but until I can I do the best I can by taking 'time-out' throughout my day to rest, to stretch my body and if able to go for a walk or do some light exercise just to help tire me out.

    All the best. :-)

  5. drpastorcarlotta profile image76
    drpastorcarlottaposted 7 years ago

    I believe that sleep would come first, it is more important that one may think.  You can get by, but at very high cost.

    If you are serious about having a better quality of health, then putting sleep as one of the top priorities is a smart idea. When you have a good quality nights sleep it is like recharging a battery. You wake up refreshed and ready to go. For most adults anywhere from 7.5 to 8.5 hrs should be enough.

  6. Just My Thought profile image57
    Just My Thoughtposted 7 years ago

    In my case , whenever i am tired , what i do is take some light foods and some water first before taking a rest . Thirstiness and hungriness only makes it more difficult to sleep .

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    Jack Holmesposted 7 years ago

    I'd say sleep but if you're not sure just do both, I can't see any reason why you would need to choose between the two.

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    nomadicasianposted 7 years ago

    Food fortified with vitamins and minerals as well as a sound sleep will do the trick.

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    TilenHrovaticposted 7 years ago

    Sleep. Because you can sleep if you're hungry but you can't eat if you're sleeping. smile

    Speeking from my experiences sleeping is better if you're tired. You can eat when you wake up. But food will not replace your energy if your body is tired and need a rest. Just like coffee can't replace your sleep.

    This is my opinion.

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    Helpful Hannaposted 7 years ago

    I think sleep is more important.  You can get by on a not so healthy meal from McDonalds, but getting by without enough sleep affects everything you do negatively.  Your body can't recover without sleep.

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    Sleep is very important and so long as one is not short on body fluids you can go quite a while without food.

    But why not a light snack then sleep?  How hard can it be?

  12. onegoodwoman profile image77
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    Often, I have been too tired to eat.  Even when the food is appealing, it would have been a chore just to brush my teeth.

  13. Rosie2010 profile image75
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    I would say sleep, lots and lots of sleep.  During sleep your run-down body gets repaired and you feel refreshed.  Eating is important of course, but sleeping 8 hours a day will do your body and your well-being a lot of good.

  14. Right On Time profile image63
    Right On Timeposted 7 years ago

    Food and then sleep - don't go to sleep on an empty stomach!

  15. Drew nite profile image57
    Drew niteposted 7 years ago

    Both food and sleep is very important, but if I had to chose one, I would say that good healthy food first then get your rest. Your metabolic processes require the energy you get from food in order to function. Lack of sleep affects you in the long run because sleep allows the body to rejuvenate itself.

  16. lilmissbookworm profile image64
    lilmissbookwormposted 7 years ago

    Sleep. I am a huge believer in beauty sleep. It is a magic spell for those dark circles that make our eyes look sunken and our skin looks bright, not to mention the recharging of batteries. If I didn't get at least 8/9 hours a night sleep I would not be a happy bunny.

  17. Ashantina profile image60
    Ashantinaposted 7 years ago

    Obviously the quality (or lack) of food contributes to that body becoming run down. Equally important in rejuvenating the body is good ole fashioned water. I've noticed when I'm feeling a bit sleepy during the day is because I'm dehydrated. When I drink water its like a pick me up and helps almost instantly.
    If you're always eating foods that zap your energy, you're going to constantly feel tired.
    One is not better than the other.
    They are both basic physiological NEEDS.