Tips and Tricks for Staying Awake That You Can Swear By for Life

Tips and Tricks for Staying Awake
Need help battling off sleepiness during study or work? Engaging in some kind of mental or physical activity is one of the most effective tricks for staying awake in such times.
WellnessKeen Staff
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2018
Sleep is essential to keep us going. A night's sleep serves as a refreshing break to start afresh the next morning. It is one of the wonderful gifts from nature. It is sure to switch us off from stress. But what happens when we experience overpowering sleepiness during an hour of study or when there are work deadlines to be met and we cannot afford to sleep? Well, we have to struggle to keep ourselves awake. Here are some of the best tips and tricks for the same.
Eat
Eat to stay awake
Energy drinks or plain cold water can keep you awake. The caffeine contained in coffee is believed to ward off sleep. So try drinking a cup of steaming coffee and you are sure to feel fresh again. Don't have heavy food but munching on a strong-flavored candy helps. Take a snack break, eat your favorite food, but choose something light. Taking heavy meals can make you feel sleepy. A daily dose of a multivitamin can also help you fight sleep. Vitamin C energizes you, so having a glass of any citric fruit juice can help you in staying awake.
Talk
Chat to stay awake
Interact with the people around you. Talking diverts the brain and wards the sleepiness away. Talk about something pleasant. Start a serious discussion, a fun conversation, or ask questions. Interact with someone over the phone or in person. Engaging in talks is sure to keep your sleep away.
Go Outdoors
Go Outdoors to stay awake
Go out for a walk, take a stroll across your street or visit a cafe or a bookstore nearby. Or shop for something quick, and you will feel fresh again to get back to work.
Tickle Your Brain
Tickle Your Brain to stay awake
Obviously, it is not advisable to exhaust your mind or you might feel more sleepy out of tiredness. Solving puzzles, reading jokes, or using other such ways to give your mind some exercise, does help keep sleepiness at bay. Even laughter helps you stay awake, as it gives you a boost of energy. So reading or listening to something that can make you laugh, is a good way to battle sleep, without feeling fatigued that too.
Splash Water
Splash Water on face
Splash cold water on your face and turn on the fan. Breeze on cold water is sure to make you feel alert and lively. It makes you feel fresh and helps you get rid of sleepiness. So splash some cold water on your face and eyes and you won't feel sleepy for the next some time at least.
Recreation
Recreation
Engage in one of your hobbies. Read something refreshing, listen to some peppy music, sing to yourself, or dance! Take a short break and engage in the recreational activity of your choice. Do what you love doing and sleep will bid you a goodbye.
Believe us, these tricks to stay awake do work! But remember that you need sleep. So make sure that you compensate for the lost sleep time, later.