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Is having increased alertness good at night?

Is having increased alertness good at night?

Sleepiness: The answer depends, if you are a truck driver that drives at night, then yes, certainly. If you are a regular individual that is awake during the day and sleeps at night then not at all. ...Read more

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What medication is good for having alertness and focus to study for upcoming examinations?

What medication is good for having alertness and focus to study for upcoming examinations?

None, unless...: Unless a patient has a neuro-psychiatric condition such as Attention Deficit Disorder, doctors don't use meds to increase a patient's alertness and focus for studying or taking tests. We don't want students to use ADD drugs as "perfomance enhancing drugs". If worried, one can write down his symptoms he's had over the past 3 years, and visit his primary care doctor 2-3 times to see if ADD is there. ...Read more

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What can be eaten to aid alertness?

What can be eaten to aid alertness?

Energy: Carbohydrates, caffeinated beverages (within a reasonable amount), fruits. Basically a good diet will aid with alertness. Different foods cause differing effects in people differently. ...Read more

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How to increase mental alertness?

How to increase mental alertness?

Alertness: Get 8 hours sleep, limit alcohol and other drugs, exercise aerobically daily and eat a plant based diet. Best ...Read more

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What is a way for a person to increase mental alertness?

What is a way for a person to increase mental alertness?

Sleep, etc.: The #1 way to increase mental alertness is to sleep enough on a daily basis. Exercise is also helpful for a variety of reasons, primarily because it promotes cardiovascular fitness. Avoidance of mind-dulling drugs or alcohol can also improve alertness, as can engaging in challenging tasks that one finds interesting. ...Read more

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Is it true that low doses of nicotine can increase a person's alertness and focus?

Is it true that low doses of nicotine can increase a person's alertness and focus?

Yes: The effect is mild but it has also been shown to improve athletic performance. ...Read more

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I am seeking advice on how to raise my mental alertness. I feel I may be slower to respond to certain questions?

I am seeking advice on how to raise my mental alertness. I feel I may be slower to respond to certain questions?

Do quizzes: Brain excercise is as important as body excercise. Reading and playing mental games and doing quizzes serves as excellent excercise for the brain. ...Read more