College is perhaps one of the busiest times in a person’s like. You’re young, unbalanced and juggling your studies, classes, privates life and social life on two hands. Although you are young and resilient, you’re still in need of sleep. If you aren’t getting it when you’re lying in bed, you’ll likely get it at your next most peaceful and inactive moment which is probably in class. Staying awake can sometimes be a huge battle between you and your heavy lids. Here is how you can win that battle.
- Chew Gum – Gum is a sure way to keep your quiet moments active. The constant chewing will keep you awake and sway you from falling asleep. You can’t fall asleep with gun as you’ll likely choke on it if you do. It create urgency.
- Take Off a Layer of Clothing – If you are snug, covered and warm in the classroom, there is a much better chance you’ll fall asleep. Take off a layer of clothing. Try to get chilly. Doing so will keep you alert and ready to listen and take notes.
- Go to The Bathroom – If you catch yourself nodding out over and over again. Stand up and go to the bathroom. A brisk walk down the hall, a look in the mirror and few splashes of cold water in the face will surely wake you up.
- Sit in The Front Row – If you sit in the front row, the pressure of having your professor right in front of you will keep you awake. Just make sure you focus on him and ask plenty of questions. If you keep yourself engaged you’ll be just fine.
- Snacks – Eat a healthy snack. An apple, grapes or anything else with natural sugars will do plenty for you. Water is also super important. Keeping yourself hydrated would be a huge plus.