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Annikat 06-24-2006 10:46 PM

Yo all!



Sorry for the on slaught of posts tonight.... Sad that 2 is an on slaught for me...



Anyway I have to say awake til 2 tonight (1 hour and 15 minutes here) I am starting a new job on Wednesday that has me working until 4 AM so I am slowly preparing myself by staying up one houe later each night.



Any ideas on how and can stay awake and occupied?



TIA



Anni

Dirty Martini 06-24-2006 11:35 PM

I hear meth is good for that...









kidding!



Going out for a walk might work... watching a movie... doing crosswords... dancing... drawing.... cleaning... anything that makes time pass & you enjoy, I would guess (heh... spending time online...)

HandcuffedAngel 06-25-2006 02:24 AM

I have bad insomnia, and to pass my time I watch television [I'm an adult swim guru], I read a good book, I'll pop in a movie, I get on here and surf the web, things like that.



For me, reading a good book passes my time the fastest.

GhostUser 06-25-2006 05:38 AM

I often have to do overnight shifts, which are a killer. I'm stuck on the computer for that time, so online games are my best friend. Pogo.com can get pretty addicting...



Like Angel said, reading a book is also a good way to keep awake!

Elena99 06-25-2006 06:44 AM

Do you have a fan or air conditioning? Turn that on colder than usual (unless you fall asleep by that, in which case, turn it off). Drink cold water, and get up and stretch every once in a while.



Is there anything that needs organization? Folders on your computer, your sock drawer, your closet, CD collection? Go at it, with some music playing.



I've had to do this before, too, it's a pain. I try to keep from from staying in one position for long until I'm within 10 minutes of my sleep time, or I'll just fall asleep.

Gnome Chomsky 06-25-2006 09:33 AM

>>I hear meth is good for that...>>



She may overshoot the 2 am mark.



ebola

Spaz 06-26-2006 02:41 AM

get the sims. ive stayed up allll night playing that, just make sure to set an alarm so that you dont get distracted and miss work

kahlk25 06-26-2006 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Spaz View Post

get the sims. ive stayed up allll night playing that, just make sure to set an alarm so that you dont get distracted and miss work



I can't play that game anymore. I'll have a whole list of things that I want to do that day, sit down to play the Sims, and the next thing I know its 3 o'clock in the morning and my eyes are crrusting over because I haven't blinked in 5 hours.

nigel 06-26-2006 08:10 PM

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Chrysalis 06-26-2006 08:49 PM

When you start to feel really tired, do lots of stretching. I used to work overnight shifts and that would do wonders.

Dirty Martini 06-26-2006 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by HandcuffedAngel View Post

For me, reading a good book passes my time the fastest.



Whoa. REading a book = instant night-night for me. It goes something like this:



it was a dark and stormy..

gas4 06-26-2006 09:34 PM

My trick for staying awake is moving my jaw. I have an MP3 player that I sing along to on long drives and if I don't have it with me I chew on something.

You should get yourself some gum or lollies, or celery (I know that was a bit random, I just like celery).

synergy 06-26-2006 09:50 PM

has any one said triple espresso yet?

Moechalatte 06-26-2006 09:58 PM

MAN! I wish 1 a.m. were early for me ... I'd love to have a job that had me working late nights like that!



I'm not sure what to tell you about how to stay up later, since I have the exact opposite problem ... But I drink lots of caffeine throughout the day (mmmm coffee) and eat a lot later than usual ('breakfast' @ 5 p.m.; 'lunch' @ around 8-9; 'dinner' @ around 11-12) ... so I'm assuming those two things right there are enough to = no sleep until very, very late!



Good luck!



Quote:
Originally Posted by OregonAmy View Post

Whoa. REading a book = instant night-night for me. It goes something like this:



it was a dark and stormy..



Ha ha! I should try that!

Moechalatte 06-26-2006 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Elena99 View Post

Do you have a fan or air conditioning? Turn that on colder than usual (unless you fall asleep by that, in which case, turn it off). Drink cold water, and get up and stretch every once in a while......



I've heard a lot of people say they turn on the air conditioning to stay awake (I actually do it in my car sometimes to keep me alert) ... but I recently read something that's pretty interesting...



It said that our bodies literally can't fall asleep until our internal temperatures drop to a certain level (not sure what that temp. is...). So I suppose if you turned the heat on, you'd actually be keeping your body temp. from dropping low enough to allow you to fall asleep!



Not sure how relevent that was, but I thought it was interesing... I'm sure if you tried this, you'd be awfully uncomfortable, but it might just work!

Dirty Martini 06-26-2006 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Moechalatte View Post

Ha ha! I should try that!



Well... waking up at 6am probably has something to do with that as well.



mmm... bed... cozy..


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