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What do you do to stay awake during the day?

When you get a full night's sleep but still feel tired during the day, what do you do to stay awake?


Asked by _Tam_ at 3:41 PM on Sep. 24, 2010 in Health

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  • Go for a walk during your breaks and then...Try getting up away from the computer every hour (or 1/2 hour ) if you can and walk around. Even if it is to go to the bathroom and throw a little bit of water on your face. This seems to be refreshing. Sometimes people just get an afternoon slump. So maybe if you have a lunch break, take a 15 min power nap. There are studies that show they are very beneficial. But sleeping more than 30 minutes (getting into REM sleep) can make you even tireder. Try to stay away from caffeine if you can. It can cause you to get into really bad habits with caffeine. It is a drug, and can cause withdrawal effects if you don't have it. Husband went thru terrible withdrawal symptoms and so did friend just from Mt. Dew. Good luck..

    Answer by Anidawehiwahya at 7:04 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Pepsi

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:42 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • push through and end up with a migraine

    Answer by coala at 3:42 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • lol it used to be anything caffeinated but being on the computer helps.

    Answer by americansugar80 at 3:44 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • play with my kids.. mess around on the computer.. Cleaning the house helps me too.. I LOVE to CLEAN!!

    Answer by AirforceWife654 at 3:48 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Coffee... but mostly I just stumble around like I'm half drunk. :D

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 3:52 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I play with my kids and drink ice water and sit on cafemom lol, I really should be cleaning!

    Answer by Becca1189 at 4:10 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I'm at work when I get tired (sitting in front of computer doing data entry) so I can't play with my daughter. =( Too much coffee gives me tummy aches.

    Comment by _Tam_ (original poster) at 4:37 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Red Bull if it's bad but I try to stay busy because the moment I sit down and relax, I get sleepy.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:56 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • bump

    Answer by Janet at 6:55 PM on Sep. 24, 2010