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Top 5 Ways to Stay up at Night When You Have Things to Do

When we have to stay up all night to study for that exam, or finish that assignment, sleep can wait

When life races past you, sometimes we need extra time to catch up to it. The best advice here is to always get enough shut eye, but that is much easier said than done, and we all have moments when it is either too late, or too impractical. I am not recommending any of the ones listed below, I am just listing them based on my experience. These are the most widely used techniques.

1.) Power Naps

Pros:

  • This is what your body is asking for, so why not give it what it wants?
  • You feel more refreshed afterwards
  • It is practiced all around the world; I’m sure you’ve heard of a siesta

Cons:

  • It is easy to oversleep
  • You may wake up feeling groggy for a few minutes
  • You have to take them at the right time of the day, such as afternoon or early evening

2.) Exercise

Pros:

  • This is a good way to get some exercise in
  • The endorphins will also energize you to finish up some work
  • The rush of blood to your head will temporarily increase your performance

Cons:

  • The effects are much shorter lasting
  • You may feel fatigue after a while from your muscles being tired
  • You may have to exercise in intervals to keep your energy levels up

3.) Caffeine

Pros:

  • This is the go-to remedy, everyone does it
  • It is inexpensive
  • It is available in pill form

Cons:

  • It will likely be followed by a crash, when you will feel tired
  • You can build up a tolerance to it
  • It takes some time to prepare

4.) Nootropic Supplements

Pros:

  • Require little effort
  • You can take them on the go
  • Wide variety to choose from, such as ginseng, DMAE, huperzine, and α-Carnitine

Cons:

  • Many supplements are untested, or are now being regulated, such as Piracetam
  • Some may have unintended side effects depending on your body chemistry
  • The effects are often over a long time period, so you may have to take them for some time before you see any effects

5.) Nicotine

Pros:

  • Easily available
  • Effective and helps you focus
  • Multiple sources of consumption

Cons:

  • Addictive, especially when smoked from cigarettes
  • Causes cancer if consumed through tobacco
  • Legal restrictions

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