Press The Bridge Of Your Nose To Stay Awake

Press The Bridge Of Your Nose To Stay Awake

Whether it’s an all-nighter or a boring meeting at work, we’ve all caught ourselves fighting to stay awake. Press the bridge of your nose to stay awake in a pinch.

Caffeine won’t always be there to save the day, so it’s good to know how to stay awake without any special resources or supplements. Pick The Brain explains why pressing the bridge of your nose might do the trick:

Making your index finger into a straight bar, place it on the bridge of tissue and cartilage between your nostrils. Apply pressure upward until you feel a slight discomfort. These nerve endings are particularly sensitive and are a quick way to keep you from nodding off. A few gentle pushes should do it. Beware that sometimes this can also cause you to sneeze — so have a tissue handy.

Next time you find yourself nodding off without any energising products to hand, remember this tip. Hit the link below to learn more ways to stay awake.

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  • The bridge of your nose is the bony bit that runs between your eyes.

    Apparently the part being discussed here is called the columella.

    This error was in the original article (but it explains why wearing my glasses doesn’t keep me awake).

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