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I want to sleep less, without turning into a zombie.

Is there any realistic way to train your body to need less sleep? Or any tricks to have better energy levels and brain activity if I just provide my body with less sleep? [more inside]
posted by euphoria066 on Dec 3, 2013 - 19 answers

Hey, wake up. Now!

What is the gentlest, kindest way to wake someone up who is in a deep sleep? [more inside]
posted by Youremyworld on Oct 3, 2013 - 32 answers

A comfy chair in a warm, dark room.

What strategies can I use to stay awake during academic seminars? I want to hear what they’re saying, and I don't want to be that lady who always shows up to take a nap. [more inside]
posted by juliapangolin on Mar 13, 2013 - 24 answers

Brain, I know it's early, but you gotta wake up!

I'm a nurse who has trouble at the start of my shifts because my brain doesn't get up and running until I've been there for at least an hour -- but the work really requires me to be at 100% from the first minute. There are plenty of questions about how to wake up your body in the morning. How do I wake up my brain? [more inside]
posted by shiny blue object on Jan 22, 2013 - 27 answers

Getting myself prepared to work midnight shift, I need HELP!

How do I best prepare my body to work 3rd shift/midnight shift? Is there anything good to do in the weeks before I begin, and to maintain when I start the work? Any good vitamins, etc. that could be taken? Something healthy to help with staying awake? Some personal info inside... [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Apr 30, 2012 - 19 answers

Why does sleepiness elude me?

As I head into the darkness of winter in Northern England, I'm starting to notice the same pattern I suffered from last year...sleeping even less than I normally do (4-6 hours instead of 6-7). I'm not even sleepy or remotely tired until 2, 3, sometimes even 4 am, when I force myself to fall asleep. I wake up at 8 or 9 (sometimes earlier). What could be happening here, physiologically or otherwise? If it's related to the lack of sun/light, how does that even work? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Nov 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Can't sleep. How to fight through tomorrow.

It's looking like sleep isn't going to happen tonight and I'm getting really anxious about a big day tomorrow. Any tips on getting through a day like this? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Sep 13, 2010 - 20 answers

There are no tsetse flies in my country, so why am I so sleepy?

Why do I wake up feeling tired, and stay tired for several hours? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2010 - 25 answers

Wake up sleepyhead! It's time to get dressed!

How can I constructively get my 4 year old to get up and get ready in the morning? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Mar 17, 2010 - 32 answers

Please don't suggest booger sugar

What will help me stay awake without having to see a man about a horse every 20 minutes? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Dec 28, 2008 - 18 answers

Why isn't the process of waking from sleep pleasant for most?

Why isn't the process of waking up quick and pleasant for most? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Nov 24, 2008 - 33 answers

What is the camera in "Awake"?

I just watched the DVD of Awake, and I'm going crazy trying to figure out what kind of camera Jack (Terrence Howard) uses throughout the film. It is all black and a bit old looking. I'm a bit of a camera nerd, and I have to know!
posted by grieserm on May 19, 2008 - 15 answers

Stay with me?

Is there any reason why people need to stay awake to avoid freezing? I've seen this over and over in movie and tv plots where one person tries to keep another awake.
posted by srboisvert on Dec 28, 2007 - 12 answers

Help Me Stay Awa-zzzzz

I need to stay awake in a relatively non-stimulating environment, after not having slept in over 30 hours. Anyone know any tips? [more inside]
posted by notswedish on Oct 22, 2007 - 26 answers

Roommate won't stop coughing, I can't sleep.

Roommate keeps coughing. I can't sleep. I don't want to be a jerkface. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Sep 21, 2007 - 22 answers

Please help me stay awake on my commute driving home!

Please help me stay awake on my 45 mile commute home. I keep getting sleepy in the car. [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on Jul 17, 2007 - 47 answers

Driving tunes

What kind of music do you use to help keep you alert early in the morning, in the afternoon, and late at night? [more inside]
posted by joshuak on Mar 12, 2007 - 23 answers


Having a lot of trouble sleeping lately... [more inside]
posted by unccivil on Oct 18, 2005 - 20 answers

How do I stay awake whilst driving through the night?

OK, I know how to stay awake all night if I'm at home or working, but what if I'm driving? [more inside]
posted by snowgoon on Jun 29, 2005 - 29 answers

How can I stop falling asleep in movie theatres?

I can easily stay up until 2am programming or doing other engaging tasks, but put me in a movie theatre (even in early afternoon) and I am compelled to sleep within the first hour of the movie, although I will wake up frequently and try desperately to not fall asleep. [more inside]
posted by SNACKeR on Apr 4, 2005 - 16 answers

How do I recover from an all-nighter?

You've nearly pulled an all-nighter. It's nearly 4am, and you can see yourself leaving the office about 4:30/5. What's the best way to get yourself into and through the next day? [more inside]
posted by namespan on Nov 18, 2004 - 23 answers

Music for Babies

Best Baby Music?

I'm actually thinking along two lines here. There's Baby Awake Music and then there's Baby Go to Sleep Music.

What are people's favorites? [MI] [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Nov 10, 2004 - 26 answers

How to get through a day of work on too little sleep?

How to get through a day of work on *yawn* too little sleep? Copious cups of coffee already considered (and consumed).
posted by adampsyche on Jun 28, 2004 - 9 answers

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