I need to work on something incredibly important tonight and I can't just fall asleep. Any tips that can help me through the night?
Most Helpful Guy
Opening your windows and letting in fresh, coolish air can help a lot. Also moving your body is a good way to stay awake (for example you could step outside and go for a short, 3-5 minute walk every hour or so). What also helps to stay awake and alert is drinking a lot of water and taking a cold (or lukewarm) shower.
What you should NOT do (although many people will suggest it) is drinking a lot of energy drinks or coffee. The sugar and caffein in these beverages is counterproductive. They make you super hyper and awake for 10-20 minutes but after that, your energy level nosedives underground and after 45-60 minutes, you actually feel sleepier than if you hadn't drank that coffee or energy drink. That's why drinking a lot of water is actually better.
If you feel like you really, really need some caffeine, try drinking a tea.
Oh and if you're hungry, eating some fruits can also help you stay awake.1
Most Helpful Girl
Coffee but honestly, it can get ineffective once you get used to it. That's what happened to me. However, you can try to take a cold shower, it'll wake you up. =) Also, adrenaline keeps our body up so exercise enough to raise your adrenaline but don't do it so excessively that you exhaust yourself and knock yourself out.1