It has not been over an hour since you started work but you have had a hard time trying to stay awake at work. Is it weekday gloom with an anticipation to wind up quickly, disinterest, fatigue or something more scarier – narcolepsy? Now don’t assume you have medical condition unless validated by your doctor. If you wondered how to stay awake at work, first learn what may be putting you to sleep so often.There are several reasons why people may fall asleep at work:
- This is more so after you have had your lunch. Apparently the blood circulation gets flowing around your digestive system post-lunch making you just fall asleep. If you don’t want to lose the momentum after food you could
- Have a light meal rich in proteins and fibre than carbs and fat. Alternatively carry light snacks for three different intervals. Avoid junk food. By snacks we mean fruits, salads, sprouts and brown-bread low fat sandwiches, low fat yoghurt etc.
- Keeping hydrated can do wonders for both body and mind. While sipping hot water works better than cold water, tingling citrus fruit juices can simply have you jump up with rejuvenation
- Stroll with you colleagues in the office premises before you hit the desk again. Talks in light vein kindles common interests.
- Have a hot beverage – caffeine does the trick, though tea has always been better recommended than coffee for its antioxidant properties and the ability to energise you instantly
- Carry a roll of mint or a chewing gum (take as the last resort)
- Briefly switch over to reading a short-story or snippets
- Stretch out a bit, do small exercises
- Listen to your favourite track for few minutes
- Catch up with your loved ones – “Hey, I hadn’t responded to his email in a long time!’
If none of these do good to you – it could be a sign you need medical help.
Overcome your sleeping habit at workplace for sound work management. Examine what may cause you to fall asleep and try one of these tips to overcome it.