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Tips And Hacks To Stay Awake At Work

HOW TO – Going to work could be dreadful for some people just thinking of all the work waiting for them once they get to the workplace.

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Most adults who go to work must have experienced moment during working hours when they just feel like sleeping. Especially if the working area is arranged in separate isolated cubicles.

Recently, burnout – a condition that can be induced by workload and stress – was announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an actual medical diagnosis.

Boredom and isolation during working hours is a very common occurrence.

Here are some tips on how to keep alertness and stay awake at work:


The most common stimulant for most working adults is caffeine. Some adults even claim that they can start their day at work without their morning coffee.

There are also other sources with less caffeine such as teas and other drinks.


This might be the most cliché advice but this actually helps… a lot! Sleeping early and having plenty of sleep guarantees an energetic morning. Most adults need at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.


Body mechanisms that naturally regulate the body’s sleep schedule takes signs from daylight levels. So, going outside and under some sunlight could help balance your sleep cycle.


Having an active conversation could minimize the room for feelings of tiredness. Workers who talk with colleagues or friends could be more alert.

Also, it’s a nice way to kill some time when boredom strikes.


Music also helps keeping the brain going while at work. The type of music depends on personal tastes. But calm, relaxing music might get you more tired. Instead, try listening to some upbeat and energetic music.

Note: Make sure you don’t disturb others when playing your favorite music.

These are based on an article from Medical News Today.

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