25 Ways To Stay Awake When All You Want To Do Is Sleep

Posted by , Updated on June 13, 2015


We all know that kind of situation very well. You are supposed to work or study but you cannot help dosing off. Sometimes, staying awake can be a real challenge; especially if you are tired or bored. Fortunately, there is a surprisingly wide range of various tricks and hacks to help you fight the annoying drowsiness. Here are 25 Ways To Stay Awake When All You Want To Do Is Sleep.


Physical activity is a great way to fight sleepiness. If you can, try doing a few jumping jacks or push-ups every 30 minutes.

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If you cannot have a break for a regular exercise, move discreetly. Wiggle your feet, bounce your knees, stretch your arms and legs etc.

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Mental activity is also important. Keep your brain busy by watching other people and listening to them. Starting a conversation with your colleague will boost your mind.

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If there is nobody to interact with, listen to music. Genres such as hip hop, rock or metal are the best for keeping you awake. If you can, sing or hum along the songs.

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Avoid huge, heavy meals. It's a well-known fact that people tend to fall asleep after eating hearty meals. Instead, have something lighter, such as a salad.

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