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How to Stay Awake at Work

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. tripwire45
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    Even though the first day of the work week is over for most of you, I thought this bit of advice would still be relevant. :wink:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Stay-Awake-at-Work
     
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  2. sunn

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    Great – now I have to learn how to do a handstand like the guy in the picture :dry
     
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    Wooo ST36 feels really tingly!

    Thanks for that - some really good tips there. The water has got to be the most effective though!
     
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    Ive always found getting more sleep at night works for me (this is a serious comment btw)
     
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  5. Qs

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    Sleep at night.
    Coffee throughout the day.

    :p
     
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    When i had a room to myself, upstairs at work, i used to nod off regularly. I learnt to sleep lightly and with one ear open. If i heard anyone coming up teh stairs, i could appear awake within seconds so no none knew.

    I do know some electricians, that used to make beds under teh benchs and in cupboards when on night shift!
     
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  7. postman

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    The great world of insomnia, I usually get between 0 and 3 hours sleep per day and then spend the day struggling to work (although it does help being outside walking for 5-6 hours) but normally it's large quanities of Red Bull (1 or more litre) which in turn makes it difficult to sleep, which in turn means more caffine etc.

    And I have to add that sleeping tablets don't work at all (even the ones used by the US Navy pilots:().
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    Postman, have you considered that possibility that you have a sleeping disorder requiring medical treatment (besides taking sleeping pills). Perhaps you should undergo a sleep study to see what can be done. I used to suffer from sleep apnea and I know that walking around like a zombie all of the time is no fun. Besides, it could lead to more serious medical complications.
     
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  9. sunn

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    Water will help in the short-term; but power-naps are the best as far as I'm concerned. :gmorning
     
  10. postman

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    My insomnia stems from a mixture of severe depression, work related stress and anxiety which my doctor is treating at the moment:) but it's not made any easier whenever your pay gets stopped and the manager clears off for 3 weeks:x (the only bright spot is that my GP is less than impressed with them and yet another complaint will be made against OH to the GMC).
     
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  11. tripwire45
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    Sorry. Didn't mean to pry. I used to be a "slave" for the US Postal Service and at least they never withheld my pay. Hope things get sorted for you.
     
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    Great - Now I just need a job to practice this. :P
     
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  13. JukE

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    Being in the Army on deployment its always hard to get enuff sleep. When i first got to iraq I was only sleeping 2-3 hours a day. I only started getting 6-15 hours a day for the past 2 weeks. Getting up, go to work, stay for 8-10 hours and go back to my chew and crash out. This really helps me stay motivated during the day and keeps up awarness.


    Monsters work also..
     
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