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When I work 13 hour days I get tired around 5 what are some good methods besides caffeine to stay awake for the last part of my shift?


Asked by ChanQ at 1:50 PM on Dec. 23, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (6)
  • stretching. it gets the blood flowing

    Answer by momofone725 at 1:51 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Vitamins... B12 is a great one

    Answer by bjojola at 1:53 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Caffiene will make you crash- so will sugar. Water, stretching and b-12 seem to help most without negative side effects.

    Answer by aikenchic at 2:00 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • thanks you guys I will try this tomorrow!!

    Comment by ChanQ (original poster) at 2:05 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • If you are pregnant and working 13 hour shifts you might consider requesting an extra or longer break during your shift. If it isn't something you think will go over well, you might ask your doctor to write you a note saying you need it. During my twin pregnancy I took an extra half hour on my lunch break so I could rest, and it really did help. My employer was glad to allow it because they realized I might end up completely out on bedrest if I didn't take care of myself, and that would have been a much bigger inconvenience for them.


    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:14 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • get some fresh air, chew gum or even a hard piece of candy, upbeat music, take a break and take to coworkers or even a potty break and fresh water on face to wake up.

    Answer by momindiana at 3:23 PM on Dec. 23, 2010