Caffeine is a surefire way to keep you awake, right?
While caffeine can help keep you awake, it could also go the other way for you.
Just as when you need your caffeine fix to pull yourself out of misery – aka midday slump – the opposite happens. You pass out. You wake up. Lo and behold - your face is on your office keyboard!
As a stimulant, caffeine’s supposed to perk us up right?
But why does it make us feel tired instead?
In this article, we’ll introduce two concepts that could probably explain why it happens to you, and how you can prevent that from happening.
Unless you work outdoors or indoors in a job where you are physically active all day, it can be difficult for some people who have desk jobs to stay awake at work without caffeine.
Maybe the most important thing you can do to make sure you don’t nod off at work is to get a good night of sleep, at least 7 to 8 hours, at a regular time every night. Boredom can also cause you to nod off. Other than getting a good night’s sleep and having a fascinating job, there are things you can do to stay awake.
Many people fall asleep on their commute on the subway, but sleeping on trains isn’t restful and can be dangerous. In New York City, half the subway crime victims were asleep when they were victimized.
The Internet is full of warnings about falling asleep on the train and also advice about how to fall asleep (or stay awake) on a train or bus. It’s kind kind of conflicted.
If you’re getting sleepy at work in the afternoon or after your midday meal, it may be because you’re eating too many calories of carbohydrates, fats and sugars. So how do you avoid getting sleepy after meals?
Certain foods trigger the body to produce chemicals or hormones that induce drowsiness. To stay alert in the afternoon or whenever you have your meal during your shift, eat smaller amounts of food with less carbs, fat and sugars.