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Besides drinking coffee, what can I do to stay awake during school?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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