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I work an all night job, consistently tired all day and all night even with after getting enough sleep, do I need medication to sleep or to stay awake?

I work an all night job, consistently tired all day and all night even with after getting enough sleep, do I need medication to sleep or to stay awake?

No meds: You might not be able to tolerate your schedule. Would suggest looking at a different schedule first. Medicine will even alter more an already altered sleep wake cycle. ...Read more

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I took two melatonin every night since Saturday and I feel like I can't stay awake too long during the day. Would that be the cause of this drug?

I took two melatonin every night since Saturday and I feel like I can't stay awake too long during the day. Would that be the cause of this drug?

Melatonin is not: A drug, it is a hormone. it is best taken under the guidance of a doctor. It is taken at a very low dose. You may be taking too much. It is taken 1 hour prior to sleep. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago I simply could not stay awake no matter how hard I tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago I simply could not stay awake no matter how hard I tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

Hello.: Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are not having transient ischemic attacks or some other neurologic insult to the brain. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi, how can I stay awake?

Hi, how can I stay awake?

See PCP: Having trouble staying awake is often a clue to more serious underlying concerns such as sleep apnea, poor quality of sleep, sleep disordered breathing just to name a few. Consult with your PCP or a Sleep Medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How many hours can you safely stay awake?

How many hours can you safely stay awake?

Depends: Staying awake and being awake without cognitive deficits are not the same. Sleep deprivation causes marked reduction in mental acuity and judgement. The department of defense has studied this extensively, as have we in medicine due to the often insanely long hours (esp in trainees). The bottom line is we don't know because it varies, but you WILL have declining mental abilities by 24 hours. ...Read more

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Ways to stay awake for long during exams?

Ways to stay awake for long during exams?

Caffeine: We used coffee in my day but I have many patients who have great success with 5 hour energy.
But as any med school grad will tell you;cramming for exams isn't the best way to learn. Go to class every day. You paid for it-get your moneys worth. And get a "study buddy" ; make it a constant quiz, every moment you see each other ask a quiz question. ...Read more

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What are some ways to stay awake in class?

What are some ways to stay awake in class?

Adequate sleep: Drowsiness in class most often is due to lack of sleep the night or several nights before. I suppose that a boring class might be a cause also (avoid boring classes). Certain medications contribute to sleepiness including over the counter anti-histaminics. When all else fails, sit next to a sympathetic classmate who can nudge you when you doze. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want to stay awake?

What do you advise if I want to stay awake?

Options but...: Staying awake for what, why, long or short-term? Hard to answer. There are the reliable like coffee, No Doz, 5 Hour Energy, etc., but you should really try to be cautious with these and other energizers. If you are having some sleep issues, where you are fatigued and feel like sleeping too much, you may want to see your Dr. And/or a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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How do I stay awake while clubbing at night?

How do I stay awake while clubbing at night?

Don't: Your body is telling you that you need rest. All of the answers to this question usually involve recreational drug use which in combination with alcohol could be fatal. ...Read more

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What would happen if I stay awake for 4 days?

What would happen if I stay awake for 4 days?

Body wins: Between day 3-5 body begins to win and it catches sleep whenever it can, even if inappropriate like during meals, driving, etc. Body not functional in terms of executive functioning so most likely will get irritable and not be able to think very clearly. ...Read more

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Why can't I seem to stay awake the whole day?

Why can't I seem to stay awake the whole day?

Many causes.: There are many causes of daytime sleepiness, such as not getting enough time in bed, sleep apnea, depression, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, certain endocrine conditions, etc. ...Read more

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How can I stay awake after a long day of work?

How can I stay awake after a long day of work?

Movement: 1. Exercise
2. Hydration
3. Eat nutritious food
4. If you must take a power nap, should be less than 15 minutes to avoid "hangover feeling.". ...Read more

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What can I do to stay awake during the morning?

What can I do to stay awake during the morning?

Depends on the cause: Really depends on why you are having difficulty staying awake in the morning. If you are not getting enough time in bed, increase time in bed. If you have insomnia, it needs treatment. Similarly, if you have sleep apnea, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia or other sleep disoder, it would need diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I stay awake all night--what can I take for this?

I stay awake all night--what can I take for this?

Insomnia: Start with looking at your sleep hygeine. Go to bed and rise at the same time each night and morning. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and relaxing, not too hot or  cold. Avoid caffeine. Avoid large, late meal. Make sure your bed is comfortable and use it only for sleeping. Physical activity may help, but not too close to bedtime. If your doing all these things and not sleeping see your doc. ...Read more

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How long can a human stay awake without passing out?

Don't pass out but.: It is not exactly passing out but more the brain uncontrollably going into sleep. In general this often occurs by 72 hours. ...Read more

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How can you stay awake after being kept up all night?

How can you stay awake after being kept up all night?

Hydration and light: Try timing light, particularly in the am and midday which should help. Also avoid reaching for extra caffeine which can dehydrate and make you feel more sleepy and sluggish. ...Read more

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What is the best pill out there to help you stay awake?

What is the best pill out there to help you stay awake?

No right answer: Each individual is different in how they might react to agents that are designed to keep people awake. Caffeine products, natural products, etc. It is almost a trial and error process to determine what works. The best way to maintain being awake is get enough sleep when you can, eat healthy, exercise and control stress. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can stay awake during all nighter?

Can you tell me how I can stay awake during all nighter?

Many opinions: There are many opinions and answers for your question, but much depends upon the person themselves. Are you able to get some rest during the day? How about exercise to fire you up. Better not to rely upon meds, but maybe energy drinks. Coffee??? Maybe. ...Read more

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What are the maximum hours a normal person could stay awake?

Going 4 world record: Their isn't a known scientific/medical limit on how long a person can stay awake, at least to function somewhat normally. I believe the world record-holder randy gardner claimed about 11.5 days back in 1964. The ability to stay awake for prolonged period of time varies, but sleep deprevation has many consequences. I can't do it for more than 24. I am a baby.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it very unhealthy to stay awake all night on a regular basis?

Is it very unhealthy to stay awake all night on a regular basis?

Awake: Definitely, as it will affect your daytime functioning, concentration, alertness and planning. When the circadian rhythm of the brain (sleep-wake cycle) is disrupted, your mood changes as well, and soon your body physiology will suffer. ...Read more

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What is the longest a person can safely stay awake for at one time?

What is the longest a person can safely stay awake for at one time?

Not a good question: Concern as to why you would ask that. Is it insomnia? Have you talked to your family doctor?
Is it because of medications legal or otherwise? Please be careful if the last question is closer you are in danger and need help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm pretty much forced to stay awake for 48 hours?

Staying awake: Get up and walk about, Cold Water. Avoid alcohol. Modicum of caffeine. Engage in at least some stimulating activities. ...Read more

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Why can I not stay awake the whole day? What can I do to be more alert longer?

Why can I not stay awake the whole day? What can I do to be more alert longer?

Medical Evaluation: It would be important to have this medically evaluated. Small (limited) amounts of parsley can help to vitalize but it would not be a cure if you have narcolepsy, a sleep disorder or another condition which is causing you to fall asleep. ...Read more

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How to stay awake naturally, help? Need to pull all-nighter for upcoming exam.

How to stay awake naturally, help? Need to pull all-nighter for upcoming exam.

Don't do it: Why not study prior to the exam? It sounds like you know this is coming up. Data is clear that your retention is much better if you get adequate sleep. While you may cram more in to short term memory by pulling an all-nighter, you'll likely offset that retained information by making errors on simple exam questions due to your sleep deprived state. In summary: get enough sleep! ...Read more

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I can't stay awake as long as I used to. Is something possibly wrong or am I just old?

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I can't stay awake as long as I used to. Is something possibly wrong or am I just old?

OLD?: At 44, no. If u noticed recent changes in your energy level, consult your primary care doctor for workup to explore possible causes. ...Read more

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What exactly is the healthiest and most practical way to stay awake when you're up late studying?

What exactly is the healthiest and most practical way to stay awake when you're up late studying?

Bright light: Hydration and bright light are helpful natural ways to fool body into the fact that it is dark outside and you need sleep. Avoid caffeine and stimulants that may cause more anxiousness and dehydration. Short naps (5-10 minutes) when you do get tired can be restorative in between if needed. ...Read more

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How can I stay awake for-ever? Or if not longer...? How can I control myself? How to live my life?

How can I stay awake for-ever? Or if not longer...? How can I control myself? How to live my life?

What?: Are you referring to? I suggest a formal consultation with a certified psychotherapist and undergo CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). Your issues cannot be diagnosed online. Self control and staying "awake forever", suggest deeper rooted psychological issues. Get seen and evaluated by mental health professionals. ...Read more

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Often (one or more/day) I feel as though I've been drugged. Sometimes I can't stay awake. It's not diet (I've checked.) Why does this happen?

Often (one or more/day) I feel as though I've been drugged. Sometimes I can't stay awake. It's not diet (I've checked.) Why does this happen?

Sleep disorder: Most likely you possess a sleep disorder, and there are many. At your age, need to consider sleep apnea, and worthwhile to undergo overnight sleep study. Have your doctor evaluate further. ...Read more

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Why energetic drinks are so bad? I was having 1 or 2 a day for two weeks to stay awake to study because I haven't coffe and someone told me that.

Not Healthy...: ...To drink so-called "energy drinks." these typically have high levels of caffeine and perhaps other unsafe herbal ingredients as well. They can cause disrupted sleep, heart rhythm problems, and complicate the effects of drinking alcohol as well. ...Read more

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Caant stay awake. Body jerking. Confused.

Caant stay awake. Body jerking. Confused.

Can not stay awake: This is a serious problem. You may have a neurological illness such as narcolepsy, or sleep apnea causing this or some reaction to medication or some substance. You need to see your doctor asap to keep you safe. ...Read more

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How can I stay awake after an all nighter?

How can I stay awake after an all nighter?

Rest is needed.: Your body needs rest. It is not healthy to pull off all nighters as your body needs time to recover from the stressors you put it through during your daily living. ...Read more

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How can I stay awake during a night shift?

Alertness at night: Reasonable alertness during the night shift requires adequate quality sleep during the day. The strategy for accomplishing this depends on the specifics of your home situation and the work schedule (regular vs sporadic night shifts, rotating vs straight night shifts etc.). Some individuals remain excessively sleepy despite adequate day sleep. For these individuals, medications may be necessary. ...Read more

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How can I stay awake while driving at night?

How can I stay awake while driving at night?

Rest and stimulation: First be sure you are rested and not tired. Second, keep your mind active. Listen to stimulating music or radio shows. You may also need to periodicly stop and do some physical exercise, such as streching or walking around the cat. ...Read more

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How do I stay awake all night without feeling too tired?

How do I stay awake all night without feeling too tired?

SHOUD NOT TRY TO: Not sure why one would want or expect this to be possible. We all have to pull "all nighters" occasionally but always have to pay for it later. Sleep is a necessary body function and we can damage ourselves without adequate sleep. We are diurnal animals meaning day creatures. So we need night sleep. Only the advent of electricity allows us to be up and about at night. Get help for insomnia. ...Read more

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Tips on how to stay awake and energized without caffeine?

Tips on how to stay awake and energized without caffeine?

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