Can tea help you stay awake?
Whether it's an energy drink, a spot of tea, or a good old-fashioned cup of coffee, this stuff is sure to help you stay awake. Caffeine is a psychoactive stimulant that increases wakefulness, attentiveness, the ability to focus, and overall energy levels.
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- Water. Water is an elixir of health.
- Hot Chocolate. Hot chocolate is one of the best comfort foods ever.
- Green Tea. Green tea is a healthier alternative to coffee.
- Black Tea. Black tea is as effective in keeping you awake as coffee.
- Apple Juice.
- Kiwi. Recipe to Try: Green Fruit Salad.
- Soyfoods. Recipe to Try: South of the Border Buddha Bowl.
- Fiber-Rich Foods. Recipe to Try: Blueberry Almond Chia Pudding.
- Fish. Recipe to Try: Roast Salmon with Chimmichurri Sauce.
- Tart Cherry Juice.
- Whole Grains.
- While some of these are classroom-specific, you can also use these tips when you're off in the working world!
- Shower before class.
- Bring a water bottle, and drink plenty of H2O.
- Eat a snack.
- Shed a layer.
- Chew gum.
- Save the daydreaming for after class.
- Go to the bathroom.
- Sit up and focus on your posture.
- Get Through the Night
- Bring on the lights. Pin it.
- Keep your room temperature moderate. Studies show that we sleep best when the room is cool, probably around 65 degrees.
- Skip the sugar and snack on protein and carbs.
- Drink a little coffee—and a lot of water.
- Chew gum.
- Get up and walk around.
Green tea contains the amino acid theanine, which has been shown to help reduce stress and promote a restful sleep. However, the high caffeine level of regular green tea can outweigh these benefits when you are trying to calm down in the evening, so be sure to go for decaffeinated varieties.
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- Golden Tips.
- Happy Valley.
- As long as you steep it long enough to release the antioxidants, you can drink it hot or cold and get the same potential health benefits. But if you steep the tea for at least 3 minutes, you can drink it hot, cooled down or over ice. One minor difference is that hot tea has retains more caffeine than cold green tea.
- Caffeine's a no-no, but caffeine-free herbal tea may actually help you sleep. Many “Sleepy Time” teas are made from the same compounds used in supplements that promote sleep, like valerian or chamomile.
Updated: 18th November 2019