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Posted 5/2/14
Meh generally coffee... MMMMMM coffee... *leaves for coffee*
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I just snack on something. If you drink an energy drink you get a boost which wont last that long. After comes the crash.
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I only work soon after I wake up, so no need for me to pound caffeine.
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Omg. I love 5 hour energy. Have 24 hour guard duty? Get you some 5 hour energy and consider the problem solved.
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Nyashaa wrote:

the hell is this "5 hour energy" stuff?

Gonna have to go with TsunLemon on the exam/studying though


It's an energy drink that, like many energy drinks, people tend to disfavor due to the stuff in it. For some it works, for some it doesn't. Just like any other energy drink. It also, like any other energy drink... or really anything, is bad if you use too many in a set amount of time.



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Omg. I love 5 hour energy. Have 24 hour guard duty? Get you some 5 hour energy and consider the problem solved.


5 hour energy is also the love of a newbie on the graveyard shifts, you can tell who they are cause they are generally still sleeping during their shift since they are used to sleeping at night and staying awake during the day. My first few weeks of a graveyard shift until I got used to the sleeping during the day staying up at night sleep pattern was living off 5 hour energies.
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I was in a jury duty two weeks ago. I don't know if I was going to be in trouble if I fell asleep while hearing the discussions happening on the court. So, every so often I pinched myself to keep myself awake. Honestly, the judge was so nice. He gave us a lot of breaks and he actually cut some of the testimonies and evidences short. The more we went on break, the more judge saved everybody's time. Every break cuts a 4 hour discussion into one. It was a bad-ass case. We were nailing a crooked cop. FBIs, audio, video recording, satellite experts, informants, witnesses from different states ... it was cool. But there was time in the day that I just go to a nap mode and if I'm not moving physically enough, I'll go to sleep.
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Posted 5/4/14

Nyashaa wrote:

the hell is this "5 hour energy" stuff?

Gonna have to go with TsunLemon on the exam/studying though



Google it!
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24 / F / New Jersey, USA
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I see no point in an energy drink, personally. I'm no longer in school but when I was I hardly studied.
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I would try to break up my studying into smaller sections and give myself a little reward between them (it didn't have to be big or time-consuming; for my organic chemistry class, I let myself read one page of a webcomic after every review problem). I also found I focused better while moving, so I would study flashcards while pacing (I actually wore a rut in the floor senior year from moving back and forth too much while studying).
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even though i don't like sweets, i tend to consume a lot of sweets when i have to do something like studying.

i should go buy some sweets right now in fact, lots and lots.
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Willpower it as long as I can, eat something. But if my mind/body are ready to fall asleep, then they WILL fall asleep, doesn't matter what I do. Caffeine and sugar have no effect on me. I haven't tried a 4 hour energy, but it likely wouldn't do anything. I currently drink an 8 shot latte in the morning, because I like the flavor of the stronger drink. But I have also gone a month without caffeine as a test and had no ill effects, nor any effects when I started taking in caffeine again.
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I don't have any experience as a college student yet (senior in high school) but in my experience, I typically do nothing. I'm going to be sleepy no matter what I do or no matter how much sleep I get, so I can't really make me any less tired. I hate coffee and love tea, but caffeine don't affect me, nor does sugar, so those don't really help. The only thing I've noticed that helps is eating. Whenever I had to take the ACT, my mom would get up early and make me eggs, something with protein in it to help me stay awake, and during the break I would eat a snack. For some reason that helped me stay awake during most of the tests, though I typically started to zone out during the last part of the final test. :I
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I don't feel energy drinks or coffee do much to keep me awake. I suppose the paint thinner taste of energy drinks would wake me up a little, like a few minutes. If anything keeps me awake, it's probably looking at a computer screen.

I'd love to know what one of my friends does for energy, the guy will do things like drive from NY to Quebec to see a concert, then back, in one day. Crazy.


KamisamanoOtaku wrote:The idea of napping is to avoid allowing yourself to get too far into your sleep cycle (at which point you need to complete said cycle to feel rested and not seem groggy and under perform). Exact tolerances vary; including time to actually nod off, I find 15, 30, 45, 75, and 180 minutes work for me... but going past that 180 (3 hour) mark means I'll need to hit five hours of sleep, clearly enough to no longer consider it a "nap". If you don't stay in your nap thresholds or get at least five full hours, you're better off just not sleeping.


I'm not sure how well they work, but I've seen devices around that supposedly can determine where in your sleep cycle you are and wake you when it won't leave you feeling groggy.
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slap myself.

since coffee doesn't work. it makes me want to sleep even more. am not very good at fighting sleep. idk how some people can stay awake for 72 hours.
can barely make it past 20 hours without wanting to drop dead.
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