Four Scientific Ways To Stay Awake Without Caffeine

When your day is starting to drag, and you don't want to drink any more coffee, there's still a few things you can do to help you stay awake. This video explains four methods, supported by science, to keep the Z's away.

In the video above, the Reactions YouTube channel explains the chemistry behind effective methods for keeping yourself awake. For example, you can watch online videos of cute animals to increase oxytocin levels in your brain and decrease Coriolis levels, helping you re-energize. Or you can drink a tall glass of water to fight off dehydration (which can make you groggy), while blasting your favourite tune to up your Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Dopamine levels in your brain. Last but not least, just take a walk and get yourself some sunlight to remind your brain it's time to be awake.

How to Stay Awake (Without Caffeine) [YouTube]


Comments

    Did you mean "Cortisol levels"? I mean, we all want to reduce the effect that the earth's rotation has on projectiles, but this seems outlandish.

      No I think he is referring to the effect one gets when loaded on oxycontin from looking at cute animal videos. When an item moves in a straight line relative to a rotating reference point one should observe the item to move in a curve. However after oxy-lolcat abuse, one sees the item moving in a straight line...

    I'm on shift tonight, I'll try taking a walk around 3 AM.
    I don't expect to get much sunlight, though.

    videos of cute animals to increase Oxycontin levels in your brain
    Something doesn't seem right here.... Animal videos make me produce Oxycontin?? Purdue Pharma are so going out of business.
    My guess is you mean oxytocin.

    Oxytocin not oxycontin!

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