What is the best way to stay awake when you are only able to sleep 4 hours?

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  1. JosieLee profile image65
    JosieLeeposted 11 years ago

    What is the best way to stay awake when you are only able to sleep 4 hours?

  2. H Montealegre profile image56
    H Montealegreposted 11 years ago

    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.

  3. georgethegent profile image61
    georgethegentposted 11 years ago

    I use coffee as well. One other thing - don't let yourself get bored, stay interested - it helps to keep you awake.

  4. radhikasree profile image67
    radhikasreeposted 11 years ago

    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?

  5. athena2011 profile image58
    athena2011posted 11 years ago

    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.

  6. debbie roberts profile image75
    debbie robertsposted 11 years ago

    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.

  7. profile image0
    Daniella Lopezposted 11 years ago

    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.

  8. xethonxq profile image68
    xethonxqposted 11 years ago

    Physical activity...get the heart pumping and the blood moving. That will wake you up.

  9. DanielNeff profile image61
    DanielNeffposted 11 years ago

    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.

  10. Cara.R profile image68
    Cara.Rposted 11 years ago

    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 smile  Resting, sitting still, with your eyes closed can help the body repair its self.

  11. medicaljournal profile image56
    medicaljournalposted 11 years ago

    Usually I eat some fruits like apple, drink hot coffee or tea and do some interactive work to keep myself awake.

  12. Dr. Haddox profile image60
    Dr. Haddoxposted 11 years ago

    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 care.
    Dr. Haddox

  13. BlissfulWriter profile image75
    BlissfulWriterposted 11 years ago

    Take caffeine as in black coffee (no sugar).  Tea does not have enough caffeine for what you want.   Consider also vitamin B12 supplement.

  14. greatstuff profile image94
    greatstuffposted 11 years ago

    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.

  15. DIMIR profile image77
    DIMIRposted 11 years ago

    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 smile

  16. kimexplores profile image60
    kimexploresposted 11 years ago

    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.

  17. mypleasurefantasy profile image81
    mypleasurefantasyposted 11 years ago

    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.

  18. WordNLipsAffair profile image60
    WordNLipsAffairposted 11 years ago

    I think that you should stay busy or watch a movie that will grab your attention!

  19. Yaduvanshi profile image57
    Yaduvanshiposted 11 years ago

    Why not sleep few more hours


    watch a good movie
    be on the hub pages
    read a good book


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