What is the best way to stay awake when you are only able to sleep 4 hours?
I'm a fan of coffee and being active myself. Don't drive though please, most people don't realize , but driving tired is as dangerous as driving drunk.
I use coffee as well. One other thing - don't let yourself get bored, stay interested - it helps to keep you awake.
Listen to music. Your favorite songs can delight you while staying awake. Watching your favorite movies also can help.
Why don't write some more interesting hubs during this time?
Hopefully this is a one time situation and not something that you have to do regularly as it will eventually take its toll on your body and your health.
Having said that, staying busy and drinking coffee as well would be the techniques I would use. I do not trust energy drinks so would stay away from those. Having a cold (ish) shower if you feel yourself starting to fall back asleep could also help.
Keep very busy and don't sit down would be my advice. Also a brisk walk in fresh air followed by a cool shower and a coffee could help you feel revived too.
A nice hot shower and a hot drink seem to perk me up. I usually like a cup of hot tea if I'm having trouble staying awake.
Physical activity...get the heart pumping and the blood moving. That will wake you up.
Coffee is, of course, the obvious standard answer.
I would add to that food: high-energy food. I have noticed, especially on long drives in the car, that eating energy-rich food helps as much as coffee to keep me awake.
On the flipside I have noticed when I haven't had enough sleep, and I haven't eaten a good meal in quite a few hours that I feel very tired. Once I eat a hearty meal, I feel my energy renew.
I would go a natural route, eat well and drink plenty of water and if you can take a walk. If possible, even if it is for 5 to 10 minutes, sit somewhere quite and shut your eyes. Set an alarm just in case Resting, sitting still, with your eyes closed can help the body repair its self.
Usually I eat some fruits like apple, drink hot coffee or tea and do some interactive work to keep myself awake.
It is difficult to stay awake on 4 hours sleep if you do this day after day after day, week in and week out, month in and month out. You are living a dangerous live style. I don't recommend taking drugs. Drugs can be a dangerous habit.
I don't know what to tell you. I do wish you well.
I would try to change my life style, somehow, to get more sleep.
Take caffeine as in black coffee (no sugar). Tea does not have enough caffeine for what you want. Consider also vitamin B12 supplement.
If you meditate, it helps you to relax and bring back your energy. Otherwise take a short 5-10minutes nap every time you feel tired. It helps a lot, believe me.
If you have free time, starting something engaging you feel obligated to finish like baking. If you don't, caffeine a common route. Drink water and eat enough to have energy. Just stay active enough
Eating chocolate really helps me to stay awake when I have less than 5hours of sleep. Also, taking some time to watch funny videos would also help you to stay awake and feel energized.
I dont slow down. The more I keep myself busy the less I realize how tired I am. That and being a mommy doesn't help much with that at all...since its hard to squeeze a nap in, because toddlers don't sleep. Scientific fact.
I think that you should stay busy or watch a movie that will grab your attention!
Why not sleep few more hours
watch a good movie
be on the hub pages
read a good book
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