What do you do when you are sleepy?

@JowJie (271)
Philippines
November 8, 2007 3:29am CST
I get dark undereye circles when I lacked sleep the night before, and it's making me sleepy at work. (I'm bad when I get sleepy, I cant think well :D) So what do you do to keep you from sleeping,especially when you are at work or studying?
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 07
Sleepy or drowsiness (lethargic) is due to our brain has lack or insufficient supply of oxygen. Where our body parts have fully utilized the running oxygen and the supply no longer meets the demand. Less supply in greater demand of oxygen for our body system to be active functioning in proper manner. Just like a car, having less air mixture in carburettor system. It cannot make a proper deliver to combustion chamber. So the engine will choke and make a car in juddering movement while some 'firing' through out the exhaust system. So I have to take proper sleep. But if I found that on that day I still feeling drowsy after I have had enough sleep for 5 hours, means my physical body lack of exercise or due to medical (health) reason. Normally for diabetes. I must perform my blood and cholesterol test, immediately.
@JowJie (271)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
thanks for sharing! i didnt know that one cause of sleepiness is lack of oxygen in the brain
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
They say coffee helps (but not for me, I really don't know why). One thing would be not to eat too much sweets and carbs, they tend to make you real sleepy. One friend of mine recommended eating apples. The best solution? Have a good night's sleep (at least 7 hours). If you don't sleep well, those hours you lack would accumulate and would affect you in the future. A good night's rest is the key to better health - and of course, to being active during the day. Sleep gives oxygen to the brain and the more oxygen, the better your brain would function.
@JowJie (271)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
coffee doesnt help me either :) I think i'll just go with the tea. speaking of brain, i noticed that when i lack sleep there are small details that i cant remember
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
If I am sleepy I grabbed some coffeee to stay alive..I need coffee.S mcuh specially if im staying up too late andI need to finish something.
@vsraovsr (734)
• India
8 Nov 07
i take acup of coffee or tea and just move out of my seat and come back to get rid off this.
@jams_boy (31)
• China
8 Nov 07
hi there! For good night i might drink some milk when i am sleep,because it is good at my body healthy! and so that to sweet night!
@ishqvishq (1023)
• India
8 Nov 07
when i feel sleepy at home i wash my face again an againbut i know thats works for some time and also i take some tea and coffe then i feel better. thats it