How to stay awake at work without coffee or caffeine

by Mark Miller January 14, 2021 5 min read

Careful about falling asleep at work or you could become an Internet meme like this poor fellow.

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.

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How do investment bankers stay up?

by Mark Miller January 12, 2021 5 min read

How do investment bankers stay awake on their 18-hour shifts?

Investment bankers work such long hours that many resort to chemical stimuli. There have been rumors of methamphetamine and cocaine use among investment bankers to burn the midnight oil. Other investment bankers take Ritalin or Adderall, which are given to children with ADHD but which are stimulants for adults. But the mainstay is probably coffee, energy drinks, and other concoctions containing caffeine.

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How do law students stay awake to study?

by Mark Miller January 07, 2021 6 min read

Some law students spend 60 hours a week studying. Those who’ve been through law school advise prospective students to leave the Xbox at home so they’re not tempted with potentially ruinous distraction. How do law students get energy to study so much?

One thing many law school students do not do is party and socialize a lot. This has a doubly salutary effect because the time spent not partying is time they can spend studying. And then they are not out of sorts, hung over or over-tired the next day from partying.

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How to avoid eye strain when on the computer

by Mark Miller January 05, 2021 5 min read

Did you know there’s a thing called computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain, and it affects 50 to 90 percent of computer users? Symptoms include eye strain, eye twitching, red or dry eyes, fatigue, headaches, more work errors and a decrease in productivity. How do you keep healthy eyes during computer use?

If you experience any of these problems while looking at your computer, see an eye doctor. A doctor can make sure if your eyeglass or contact lens prescription is correct. Or if you don’t have corrective lenses they can prescribe some for you.

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What are the best jobs in the world?

by Mark Miller December 24, 2020 5 min read

The top job on this list is physician, which pays internists an average of $194,500 a year. And as physicians progress in their careers, they can earn more than that. This job can be stressful and can require long hours, but it is rewarding not just for the money and prestige but because doctors help people.

The next top awesome job, according to U.S. News and World Report, is dentist. Dentists earned an average of $151,850 in 2020. Again, a lot of education and training are needed, but the rewards go beyond monetary because dentists help people a lot.

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How do you get motivated when depressed?

by Mark Miller December 22, 2020 6 min read

How do you get motivated when depressed? Years ago a comedian said she loved being depressed because she slept 20 hours a day and ate ice cream the other four hours. I suppose if she didn’t laugh about this crippling mental illness she would have cried.

If it’s a serious case of clinical depression, you could become so disabled you quit or lose your job, you contemplate or even attempt suicide or you could be overwhelmed by sadness or hopelessness such that you don’t want to do anything.

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How do doctors and nurses stay awake on the night shift?

by Mark Miller December 15, 2020 5 min read

The problem of internist doctors and nurses having to work 30- to 36-hour shifts has been ending around the United States as some teaching hospitals and other institutions have initiated 16-hour shifts since 2011. Nevertheless, these people we trust our lives to work long hours overnight. How do doctors and nurses stay awake on the night shift?

The problem really received a lot of attention in 1984, when Libby Zion, an 18-year-old patient, died under the care of residents within 24 hours of being admitted to a New York City hospital. Her father, a New York Times reporter who alerted the media, sued.

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U.S. military gives caffeine to soldiers

by Mark Miller November 17, 2020 5 min read

Coffee was so important in wartime America during World War II that the government rationed it briefly so soldiers could get enough. Coffee was one of four staples for Civil War soldiers, along with beans, beef and hardtack. After Boston Tea Partiers dumped that tea in the harbor during the Revolution, coffee drinkers were considered patriotic.

Coffee can give a soldier the alertness he needs in times of prolonged sleep loss or during dangerous combat situations.

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How do medical residents stay awake? 6 common hacks to survive the night shift

by Tina Sendin November 05, 2020 5 min read

As a medical student, going through residency can be a character-building experience. Night shifts – or floats – can mean long hours of staying awake and alert. And when we say long hours, we mean 20 to 40 hour shifts, sometimes nights in a row. Here are some tips to survive medical residency… alive and kicking.

 

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Power nap for high performance? NASA says yes!

by Tina Sendin October 19, 2020 4 min read

If you're looking for that solid productivity hack in 2020, look no further. Why don't you try this powerful combo and let us know how it works for you. If they work for astronauts, they're definitely good for you too!
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5 signs you may be “addicted” to coffee

by Tina Sendin May 19, 2020 4 min read

If you’re one of the coffee lovers wondering whether they may be having too much coffee, here are 5 signs that tell you it may be time to take it easy!
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What is a caffeine pill? Is it safe?

by Tina Sendin May 12, 2020 5 min read

Considered as supplements, these are your caffeine fix taken in capsule form. They may have natural caffeine straight from the brewing process, while others may have synthetic or artificial caffeine.

Caffeine pills provide the same stimulating benefits as coffee and other caffeine beverages.

Note that caffeine pills aren’t exactly those caffeine powder you see in bulk from the retail stores. In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA considers caffeine powder as “potentially dangerous.” [1] Caffeine pills are generally safe, though there are some precautions to note, which we’ll talk about later.

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