How to Stay Awake without Coffee or Tea

By December 14, 2017


The other day, I heard someone complaining about his business trip to his friend. “So busy and so tired! I felt very terrible when I had no time to buy myself a cup of coffee!”

People may sometimes have to stay awake when they are tired, whether it’s for a late-night shift at work, an early-morning class, or a sleepover. Usually, most of them will turn to coffee and tea to get refreshed. However, you don’t always have coffee or tea with you.

Luckily, there are lots of other ways you can choose. Although not as effective as coffee or tea, these ways can do help to some extent.

  • Drinking Water or Eating Low-carb Healthy Snacks


 As a matter of fact, a leading cause of tiredness is dehydration, and according to the American Chemistry Society, water is a vital component of the plasma in our blood and blood flow allows oxygen to be delivered to our brain and nutrients and protein to be delivered to our body. So, drinking water frequently can help people keep healthy and energetic.

Then, eating and chewing will help people stay awake and eating food that are low in carbohydrates, such as beef Jerky and apples, you won’t run the risk of getting a sugar crash and finding it harder to stay awake.

  • Stimulating Your Senses and Keep Your Body Alert


In fact, it is the easiest way to stay awake.There are a number of things you can do to make sure most senses and parts of your body are alert and active. For example,you can suck on a mint or chew gum to keep your mouth alert, you can sniff peppermint oil to wake up your sense of smell, you can splash cold or warm water on your face and you can also do one set of 50 Jumping Jacks to get your blood going and loosen up your joints.The more parts of your body that are alert, the less likely it will be that you will fall asleep. (how to dry mint for tea)

  • Switching Your Attention


Focusing on the same thing for a long time can be boring and make people feel tired. So if you want to stay awake, you should make your mind active by switching your attention as often as possible. For example,you can start a conversation with a colleague or a classmate about a work-related task or other topics if you like during a break time,you can look through the window at a green tree to relax your eyes and you can also play some mobile games to stimulate your mind.

  • Changing Your Lifestyle


Though these tricks listed above can help you when you’re in a bind, you’d be better off if you develop a lifestyle that will help you avoid having to force yourself to stay awake because you’re so incredibly tired. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day to get your body in a healthy routine, you will find yourself more energetic than before.


For some people, the ways listed above are not convenient, and some of these ways can only be effective for a short time. So, for those who often need to stay awake for a long time, my suggestion is: please prepare more coffee and tea for yourself.

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