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Tips For Staying Awake.  
User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

hey guys I, lately I've been sleeping days and staying awake at night. I need to switch this around; so today I'm going to try to stay awake for 27 hours. I need some tips on staying awake. thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Sounds like you are jetlagged.  Wink

Drink coffee and stay awake; work or watch TV, and don't go to sleep until night time.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineThesorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Go out somewhere, it's a lot easier to fall asleep at home than when you're out.

Dominic



ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Drink lots of Red Bull


Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

This is what I do when I need to stay up all night studying or something: In a large glass mix one can of red bull with a berocca. Will keep you up for hours. Between doing that, drink plenty of water.

NZ747


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

You know, if you don't go to sleep then Father Christmas just won't come...  Wink


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

I use a small glass of lemon juice every so often - works quite well.

-Mir



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Exercise.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAviator737 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

watch something interesting on the TV. turn up volume as well so even if you do fall asleep you won't for long


Its only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny that you realise how often they burst into flames
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

Quoting Aviator737 (Reply 8):

 rotfl 

That sounds a good idea.

Tom.



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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
hey guys I, lately I've been sleeping days and staying awake at night. I need to switch this around; so today I'm going to try to stay awake for 27 hours. I need some tips on staying awake. thanks in advance.

Why don't you get a job? May I suggest UPS? That will cure you of sleep problems the very first night.


User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5050 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

I constantly flip my schedule from graves to days. I have a hell of a time adjusting, but it can be done. To stay up for 27 hours is nothing, as it is easily achievable. I guess I am used to working and staying up for sometimes 48 hours on occasion.

At about 7:00AM, I down a red bull. I drink a small cup of coffee every 2 hours, or sooner if needed. I put alot of sugar in the coffee, as it gives me the crack addict feeling (LOL! Never did crack by the way!). Continue to drink coffee until about 3:00PM. Then have yourself another Red Bull. While this is not healthy, it works to keep me going until about 7:00PM. If you sit down, you will start to feel tired. Get up and take a walk. Seriously, it works. It really helps to be outside and in the sun. Be sure to eat good, as the coffee and Red Bull can take its toll on your stomach, and give you a heck of a headache.

When I flip my schedule, I normally get a headache for the first 2 mornings of waking up. Excederin Migraine seems to be the best, but sometimes I need about 600MG of Ibuprofen. I am sure it is caffeine withdrawls, or just the body timeclock saying "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING TO ME?" LOL!

Good luck and keep us updated on your marathon! LOL!



I Am A Different Animal!!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

Quoting Melpax (Reply 3):
Drink lots of Red Bull

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Red Bull is my standard drink for Sundays after a party weekend, so can I make sure that I doesn't doze off before the football reports begin at night.

Patrick


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

I've read that back in World War II bomber and fighter pilots used to put a tiny pinch of tobacco in the corners of their eyes to keep themselves awake when they had a long mission to fly.

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 13):

How does that work then?

I normally stay up till 2:30 in the morning, and I often get tired at about 1, but the tiredness is gone by 1:30, i stay awake by making sure im stretched out, and stand up every so often, tense my legs, relax, tense my stomach area and relax and then tense my arms and relax. Just keeps the blood flowing. I also listen to upbeat music to keep me alert.

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 13):
I've read that back in World War II bomber and fighter pilots used to put a tiny pinch of tobacco in the corners of their eyes to keep themselves awake when they had a long mission to fly.

Ouch, I can imagine how fun it would be on approach with a stray bit of tobacco blocking my vision.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
hey guys I, lately I've been sleeping days and staying awake at night. I need to switch this around; so today I'm going to try to stay awake for 27 hours. I need some tips on staying awake. thanks in advance.

Melatonin, your body's natural sleep hormone tends to work well. You can buy it in drug stores/health stores. I also read about a study that was done a while back where they place a light on the backs of both of a person's knees for a peroid of a couple hours. It seemed to do a great job of reducing jet-lag, but I forget why exactly it's effective.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

+ =

User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Quoting Melpax (Reply 3):
Drink lots of Red Bull

Hahaha, have pissing neon windsheild washer fluid.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 16):
+ =

lol well done.


Back in Basic Officers Course we got no sleep and had to stay in a classroom all day, god forbid you close your eyes. So I figured out how to stay awake: Hold water in your mouth...if you fall alsepp you'll briefly choke yourself, but it works Big grin



Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Set yourself a goal, such as beating the number of posts made by the fine gentlemen featured on this thread: This Weeks Addicts.. (by EWS Dec 23 2006 in Non Aviation) . Then instead of going to sleep use the time to work on it; that should keep you awake for a while. Big grin


Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

Quoting Melpax (Reply 3):
Drink lots of Red Bull

erm i just got back from work after getting 2.45hrs of sleep... ive had 2 cans, some chocolate and coke. I wouldn't recommend doing that. Becareful if you intake too much sugar. Since I did that this morning, ive gone between throwing up and passing out all day. I can't nap either. I gotta go to my cousin's house. and hopefully i'll be home around 9 then sleep for 10.25 hrs. i can't wait to sleep.

Leo



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Quoting Lfutia (Reply 19):
coke

Ummm... Should that have a capital C?

Mark


User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7174 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Well what I do when I have to stay awake at night is listen to music drink gatorade and juices stuff with some sugar and water helps too. Also I will turn on all the lights in my room. Dont take your shoes off and stay in some clothes which are not really comfortable. Now if I really just needed to stay awake and not have to be in my house I would take a drive some place where there are alot of people at night like for me South Beach and just walk around there and drive a little bit, maybe go to the airport or something?


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1632 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
Tips For Staying Awake.

http://www.airliners.net/

 Wink



B-52s don't take off. They scare the ground away.
User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

crack, lots and lots of crack.

When I land, I usually will check into my hotel and immediatly go visit the city Im in and not allow myself a situation where I can sleep until the normal.

Sometimes going to a bar will help if there is alot of people.

and really, 27 hours is nothing... some of us have worked 72 or more hours straight with no sleep, I know I have.

Just stay busy.


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Quoting N243NW (Reply 22):
http://www.airliners.net/

Ha, exactly what I had suggested here...  Wink

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 18):
Set yourself a goal, such as beating the number of posts made by the fine gentlemen featured on this thread



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
25 HAWK21M : Remember if you are Busy with something Interesting,you'd be more alert & less chances of Sleeping off. regds MEL
26 Post contains images N243NW : Whoops.
27 Post contains images IAH777 : Do something that keeps your heartrate up. Staying active helps me stay awake when I flip my clock, which happens about once a month. No sex, though.
28 Post contains images Captaink : Reminds of the days when i worked at the airport. Those double shifts.. But you are correct cause the tiredness usually hits when you slow down and r
29 Bill142 : Staying awake isn't going to solve the fundamental issue of you needing to change your sleeping patterns. Pick a time, say 10:30pm, that you want to g
30 Lfutia : Yes... im extremely tired forgive me! Leo
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