What do you do to avoid to keep awake reading at night?

Philippines
June 25, 2008 2:53am CST
Most of us have experienced having homeworks and reading books late at night. However, during the night, it is somewhat hard to stay on focus. It is very tempting to sleep. What do you do to keep awake and stay focus in reading and studying late at night?
7 responses
@chirantani (1382)
• India
25 Jun 08
Whenever I will have to stay awake at night,I take a cup of coffee,it helps me a lot,as I don't feel sleepy for a long time after taking it.
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Yes, a coffee is a stimulant. Good for you, it's effective. However, there are some who do no respond to the stimulant effect of coffee. Some, I know, takes a cup of coffee at night to sleep. Opposite to what is normal right? hehe
• China
25 Jun 08
Please drink cofe less, it's good way to sport and walk around, you need to be relex
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
well, coffee, I believe would cause vasoconstriction (narrowing of the diameter of blood vessels). Thus if there is a vasoconstriction of the blood vessels. Would it cause further lessening of oxygen to the brain and producing more drowsiness later on.
@snowy22315 (76477)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Since I am not in school I use reading as a type of sedative before I go to bed. I dont read every night but I do it frequently so that I can actually fall asleep. I usually try to pick a book that is not so enticing that I cant put it down.
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
Hehe. Great for you. Reading a book to get to sleep.
@skygal (146)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 08
Its normally not so difficult for me to stay awake at night but if it is hard for you then why not try waking up early in the morning like three or four a.m. to study. Different people work best at different time of the day so if you find it hard to stay awake at night, then you might be a morning person. Don't force yourself to stay awake if you cannot just try it in the morning and see what happens.
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
If you will wake up early to study then you would be using early your energy. If you have a class in the morning that continues before dark, then you would have your energy and concentration in the class drained early too. You wouldn't be able to concentrate because of that, would it?
@zhaosonghan (1039)
• China
25 Jun 08
You can drink cofe or tea, it help you wake. You are sleepy because your brain need oxygen, then you can have a rest, and walk around, and do some sport, for a moment you can feel good, and go on studying.
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Yup, improving circulation to improve delivery of oxygen. However, would it cause you more to feel drowsy after doing some sport because it would consume your energy and you would need a lot of oxygen to fuel your muscles and brain.
@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Do not study inside the bedroom. Have enough light. Play a rock sounds but in a low volume.
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
thanks for the response agihcam. However, will your "rock sound" disturb your concentration reading?...
@anawar (2406)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Hi. I've been enjoying reading your responses to others comments. You sound like a pro when it comes to pushing beyond your limits. The motivation from inside would have to overpower the brain's need to rest. I have stayed awake and alert for at least 48 hours more than a few times. It's not something anyone can sustain though. At some point, your brain will give out, no matter what you try. Did anyone mention keeping the room really cold, or sitting in an uncomfortable chair? You could study in front of a mirror and watch to see if you're falling asleep. If you have to keep going, get up and walk around, drink water and chew gum.
• India
26 Jun 08
Coffee does help , but i remember once during my exams when i didnt finish my studies and i was very sleepy i had shower in the night . I was able to stay awake for atleast one and half hour.