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How To Avoid Sleep While Studying
Don't procrastinate: There is no legal way for you to be taking medication to reduce sleep for the sole purpose of studying. Decreasing your sleep while studying is likely to lead to poorer performance than if you had not procrastinated in the first place. If your difficulty is with procrastination, please get into therapy to deal with that. Please don't forget the crash from caffeine is likely to impair your performance in the long-haul anyway. It is certainly not helpful in this situation. Would you want your surgeon to cram for your operation the night before he operates? Would you want him to consume a lot of caffeine? Worse yet, would you like him to be on stimulants while operating on you? Please learn to live life without these crutches. ...Read more
Varies: Many people do not feel the need to nap at all during the day. It will help your energy if you use that time to exercise instead. If you do need to nap, however, authorities now believe you can accomplish as much with a "power nap" of 10-15 min. Than with a longer nap that may leave you feeling loggy. ...Read more
Enough sleep: Make sure you get enough hours of sleep, people are different, some people need 6-7 hours and some people need 10 hours but in average we need 7.5-8 hours. If you still sleepy despite of getting enough hours of sleepiness we need to check the sleep quality , at that point you need to see sleep doctor. ...Read more
How do you teach your body to sleep without sleep aides when you already exercise, eat right and have good sleep hygiene? And I use no caffeine. ??
Magnesium,Relaxation: Magnesium deficiency is common & causes insomnia.Supplementing with mag. glycinate or taurate or a warm bath with epsom salts before bed can help.See http://bit.ly/1dpAi09. Relaxation techniques can be helpful- see http://bit.ly/1w73BeJ & http://bit.ly/1jGRrm3.Search "sleep relaxation" on youtube for guided meditations & music. Many sleep better if they turn off wi-fi! See http://bit.ly/1igRs4g ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Light and Oxygen: If you feel you have more daytime sleepiness than you should given your work and sleep schedule see your doctor - sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome can disrupt sleep without you knowing it. General tips - try to keep to a regular schedule of light and dark (without that your circadian rhythms will be messed up and you'll have trouble waking up. Also regular exercise, but not too late. ...Read more
Sleep helps work: Good restful sleep promotes better concentration, alertness, reaction times, short term memory. Sleep deprivation can affect these. We live in a society that is fast paced and requires more than 24 hours. Unfortunately, our brain is not wired to short sleep. Give yourself at least 7 hours. Napping 15-20 minutes can be rejuvenating, so long as it does not affect your getting to sleep at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get enough sleep!: Rather than consume caffeine to stay awake, get enough sleep whether it's 6hrs or 8hrs. Find out how much rest you need so that you don't need a nap the next day. Avoid heavy carbs at lunch. Exercise (even if only briefly) to avoid mid-afternoon lull. Sometimes a few jumping jacks, short walk, some pushups/chinups are all you need to get blood flowing. Stretch (discretely) & ask questions in class. ...Read more
How many hours before you go to bed is it safe to exercise without it negatively affecting sleep?
A couple of hours: Generally your body needs an hour or two after exercise to achieve enough relaxation to attain sleep easily. Some of that relates to needing a small "meal" that includes protein and carbohydrates so that your muscles will build and recovery the best. The amount of time also depends on how vigorous and how long the exercise session was - the more intense, the more time needed before sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Move around: You should try to change your position at least once an hour. That means getting up from the chair to stretch for a minute or two. If you get a break during the day, try taking a short walk. Make sure that your seat gives you good lumbar support and avoid tendency to slouch which is something we all do when we get tired. Sitting all day is not the best thing for our spines so we need be aware. ...Read more
Get enough sleep: Best way to feel awake and energized is to make sure you get enough sleep per night. Most people need no less than 7-9 hours of sleep per night. That's sleep, not time in bed. If you are getting less than that or on the low end (closer to the 7) it's likely you're going to feel more tired, especially in the mid-afternoon when your circadian rhythm nadir kicks in. ...Read more
Get eyes checked 1st: If your eye fatigue is due to decreased visual acuity, the only relief is from getting glasses or contacts. No exercises will help. It is also important to make it as easy for your eyes as you can such as adequate lighting for reading, avoiding books with tiny or unclear print, etc. Note that this time of year untreated allergies can make your eyes feel tired and gritty or filmy. ...Read more
I'm in dentistry school and studying is hard,i need to study till 12am to wake up at 6am,how to stay focused,and prevent sleepiness?
Been sleeping 2-3 am every night for long time. Trying to fix by going to sleep 11-12 at night. Best ways and supplements for sleepiness?
Is listening to music while going to sleep good? And also are binary waves good to listen to while trying to sleep?
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