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.
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.
Tickle Your Brain
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.
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.