It is quite hard to continue studying or work when our mind constantly reminds us to doze off. We all have been in such situations. Sometimes, it even goes to a level that we can hardly pay attention to our work. Fortunately for us, there are numerous ways to control unwanted drowsiness and fight the annoying sleep. These 12 ways might just help you to stay awake in case, you know, you need it.
1. Drink Water
Dehydration is the most common reason for drowsiness. So drink water the next time you feel like sleeping.
2. The Sun
Step out from your room and go expose yourself to the sunlight. Vitamin D is known to increase the energy, making the body alert and active.
3. Eye Strain
It is also a major cause of making us asleep. However, you can prevent it by exercising your eyes. Roll them up down and side-to-side.
4. Physical Activity
It is the best way to fight drowsiness. If you can manage to do push-ups or jumping jacks every 30 minutes, it’d be great.
5. Mental Activity
Apart from physical activity, our mental workout is also important. Try listening to people or talking to your colleagues as it will boost your mind.
Music is the best escape from reality. You can listen to metal, rock or hip-hop to eliminate sleep. If you can hum or sing as well, that will be cherry on the cake.
It is known to prevent sleepiness and for the most part, it does. But too much intake of caffeine may cause you to crash.
8. Bubble Gum
The best way to avoid dozing off is to keep our brain busy. And a simple way to do it is to chew a gum. Or just put few ice cubes in your mouth.
If you desperately need to stay awake then this cause yourself a little pain. Try pinching the sensitive parts like under the knees or forearm.
10. Power Nap
Yes, it exists. Power naps usually last for 10-15 minutes but it can boost you enough to make it through a day.
Take a break from whatever you’re doing, and watch some funny stuff. Laughing stimulates the brain and may help you to stay awake.
Try to get snacks that are low in sugar and high on protein such as cashews, nuts, almonds, etc. These may give you a quick boost.