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