How to stay Awake In Class

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Staying awake in class is hard every student knows that a boring lecture can be the best sleeping pill ever especially when you are tired. But even if you had a good night rest, you might still feel in class as if an unknown power makes your eyelids heavy.

You might start blinking slowly and then the lecturer’s words will seem so far away and without any meaning, sounding like the sweetest lullaby ever Students beware: avoid classroom naps they are not only embarrassing but also truly dangerous!

To avoid dooming your grade for the course as well as hurting your neck by sleeping in an uncomfortable position, learn these simple hints on how to stay awake in class.

Here is How to Stay Awake In Class


10. Shower before class

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It doesn’t even have to be a cold shower! The water will usually be enough to wake you right up. Try adding a morning face wash or something with a strong mint/citrus scent


9. Bring Cold Drink H2O

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Staying hydrated is a key factor in staying awake. Try putting ice in your water bottle; the cold water will keep you lively and alert.


8. Chew Gum

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Chewing gum is a repetitive act that keeps the blood flowing and takes your mind off the tiredness.


7. Interact With Others

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If you are trying to actively participate in class you are more likely to pay attention and this will help prevent you from falling asleep because you aren’t just sitting there passively.


6. Eat a snack

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Bring an apple to class! The natural sugar and the crunch of an apple will help decrease the fatigue


5. Take detailed notes

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If you are actively trying to take the best notes ever, you are less likely to drift off and fall asleep. Most of the time you just need to focus your brain to get it to wake up.

Melissa Dimon

Melissa Dimon is recent graduate from University of Texas- Austin and Former Content Marketer at and Currently Serving as Editor In Chief For University Magazine and Edmonton Gazette