Tips to Stay Awake: Combating Long Working Hours and Sleep

Coffee & Tea the most sort after drinks to keep those BIG YAWN at work a bay. But consuming Tea and Coffee regularly invites addiction and sleeplessness. So try these quick steps to combat sleep at work.

Get Up and Move to Feel Awake

If you work at a desk, get up frequently for short walks. At meal breaks, walk to a restaurant or, if you bring your lunch, head for a nice spot to eat it. Whether you take a walk outside or just in the building where you work, it will make you feel more alert and refreshed.

 

Take a Nap

 

Naps are very refreshing. Its the time tested formula. Napping on the job can be touchy. If you need to nap at work, do it during your break and use a vibrating alarm clock. “If you can’t nap, even resting quietly with your eyes closed for 10 minutes or so will help,” says Allison T. Siebern, PhD, a fellow at the Stanford University Sleep Medicine Center in Redwood City, Calif.

 

Give Your Eyes a Break to Avoid Fatigue

 

Continuous fixation on a computer screen can cause eyestrain and worsen sleepiness and fatigue. Look away from the screen for a few minutes periodically to relax your eyes.

 

Eat a Healthy Snack

Snacks that will provide better overall energy in the long run are:

 

  • Peanut butter on a whole wheat cracker or celery sticks
  • Yogurt and a handful or nuts or fresh fruit
  • Baby carrots with a low-fat cream cheese dip

These were a quick and easy was to Combat Sleep while Working…Try it out…and don’t tell it to your boss, I am sure you want him to SLEEP 🙂

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