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How to Stay Awake During Work

Working can be quite dull, especially if you’re working 9 to 5 every day. To make things worse, sometimes there are days where you will feel very sleepy during work, even though your supervisor or manager is right there to make sure everyone’s working. The first thing you might want to do is to get some coffee, but not everyone likes coffee of course, but do not worry. Here we have listed several ways on how to stay awake during work, make sure to read this article to find out more.

Opt coffee with something else

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Drinking coffee can be a great way to stay awake, but for a long period, it can cause addiction in your body, leading your body to get more tired if you don’t consume any caffeine. So another way to stay awake during work is by staying hydrated, and if regular water bores you, you might want to try for a cup of warm tea. If you’re on a diet make sure to skip the sugar and add honey to your cup of tea instead, as it can be a healthy alternative compared to adding white sugar.


If drinking tea or coffee is not to your liking, you might want to bring some snack to work or get some snack if your office has a free snack bar. Make sure to get snacks that are high in protein, such as almond butter, yogurt, and celery. Besides being healthy, these foods will give you the energy you need to keep on going during work, and preventing you from indulging in snacks that are high in sugar.

Tip: if there’s no honey, you can opt for brown sugar instead of white sugar.

Take small breaks

Another tip if you can’t stay awake is to take short breaks in your work, five minutes of stretching now and then is great to get your blood circulating in your body. If your workplace is not too strict on rules, you can take power naps for 5 to 20 minutes which can improve focus and concentration when you wake up.

Tip: on lunch break, opt to eat outside, as you have to walk, which can give you the small exercise you need from sitting on the chair for a long period.