Sleep takes up about a third of our lives. If you live 90 years, you will spend about 30 of them in a dream. Agree, it sounds awe­some. A lot has been writ­ten and said about the ben­e­fits and impor­tance of sleep and wake­ful­ness. And, despite numer­ous stud­ies, neu­rol­o­gists, soci­ol­o­gists and anthro­pol­o­gists still have a lot of unre­solved issues relat­ed to sleep.

Get­ting enough sleep and prop­er rest is very impor­tant for well-being, pro­duc­tive work and over­all health. But today we will talk about some­thing else. Some­times there are sit­u­a­tions when it is nec­es­sary to be alert all night. And it hap­pens that you didn’t man­age to get enough sleep at night for a num­ber of rea­sons, but a dif­fi­cult work­ing day lies ahead.

What to do in such cas­es? We offer you 12 life hacks that will help you work pro­duc­tive­ly with­out sleep. Of course, you should not con­stant­ly resort to such meth­ods — try to get enough sleep and rest — but if you real­ly need to, try it.

1. The whole truth about coffee

Cof­fee is prob­a­bly the first thing that comes to mind when you need to cheer up. You can sim­ply inhale the aro­ma of cof­fee beans — a strong and pleas­ant smell helps to acti­vate brain activ­i­ty, sets you up for pro­duc­tive work.

The truth about coffee

But cof­fee is no help if you need to remem­ber large amounts of infor­ma­tion. Caf­feine, which accu­mu­lates in the blood, inhibits the areas of the brain respon­si­ble for mem­o­ry and con­cen­tra­tion. You will feel cheer­ful, but remem­ber­ing some­thing will be dif­fi­cult.

2. Surround yourself with coolness

In a room with stale air, you should not expect pro­duc­tive work from your­self, espe­cial­ly if you want to sleep. Warm air envelops with pleas­ant fatigue, there is an irre­sistible desire to sleep.

Ventilation is the fastest way to change the air in the room

To com­bat drowsi­ness, open the win­dow wide. Ven­ti­la­tion is the fastest way to change the air in the room to clean­er and fresh­er.

If it’s too hot out­side, turn on the fan. Cool­ness makes the brain cheer up and acti­vate hid­den resources for the nor­mal func­tion­ing of all sys­tems and organs.

A desk­top mod­el will do just fine. These fans are less pow­er­ful than the floor-stand­ing vari­eties, but they can be placed almost any­where. Posi­tion the unit so that fresh air flows in your direc­tion.

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Floor fan Ardesto FNT-R44X1W

In stock

Height, mm:
1110 |

Width, mm:
210 |

Depth, mm:
180 |

Func­tions and equip­ment:
auto­mat­ic shut­down, tem­per­a­ture sen­sor, dis­play, timer 15 hours |

Num­ber of speeds, pcs.:
3 |

Surround yourself with coolness

If you have a ceil­ing fan installed, turn it on for a while. Due to the mix­ing of air, a feel­ing of cool­ness will appear in the room, which will not let you lose con­cen­tra­tion.

Try chew­ing on a piece of ice — this will help you focus on doing the work, and thoughts about sleep will fade into the back­ground.

3. Comfortable microclimate is the basis of productive work

If you often work at night, make sure that the room is fresh and cool.

To main­tain a healthy micro­cli­mate in res­i­den­tial premis­es, the most appro­pri­ate solu­tion would be to install a heat exchang­er. This is a sup­ply and exhaust unit that allows air exchange with­out heat loss.

Comfortable microclimate is the basis of productive work

Recu­per­a­tors can oper­ate 24/7, main­tain­ing the set cli­mat­ic para­me­ters around the clock.

Fresh air intake and extrac­tor fan oper­ate inde­pen­dent­ly of each oth­er. That is, the air flows do not mix with each oth­er.

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Heat exchang­er Prana 200G Wi-Fi

In stock

Area, m²:
11–20, 21–35, 36–60, up to 10 |

Wall thick­ness from, mm:
440 |

Instal­la­tion of an exter­nal grille:
from the premis­es |

Heat exchang­er mate­r­i­al:
cop­per |

Wall mod­ule diam­e­ter, mm:
200 |

Heat recov­ery effi­cien­cy, %:
96 |

4. Adjust the air humidity

It is very dif­fi­cult to con­cen­trate and feel cheer­ful if the room is damp or, con­verse­ly, too dry.

Opti­mum rel­a­tive humid­i­ty is 40–60%. Only in such a micro­cli­mat­ic envi­ron­ment, the load on all organs and sys­tems of the body will be min­i­mal, and per­for­mance will be at the right lev­el.

Correct the air humidity

Very often in the autumn-win­ter peri­od, the air in the premis­es becomes too dry due to the oper­at­ing heat­ing devices. A humid­i­fi­er will help solve this prob­lem.

5. How to use the conditioner?

By installing an air con­di­tion­er, you will once and for all solve the issue of a com­fort­able micro­cli­mate in the room. Mod­ern units allow you to reg­u­late not only air tem­per­a­ture, but also humid­i­ty.

How to use the conditioner?

In addi­tion, you can choose a device with func­tions:

  • air purifi­ca­tion from dust and harm­ful microor­gan­isms;
  • ozona­tion;
  • drainage;
  • air heat­ing.

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Air con­di­tion­er split sys­tem Cooper&Hunter Vital Invert­er CH-S09FTXF-NG

In stock

fre­on type:
R‑32 |

Area, m²:
21–27 |

Com­pres­sor type:
invert­er |

Indoor unit type:
wall |

Heat­ing pow­er, kW:
2.80 |

Cool­ing pow­er, kW:
2.50 |

Min. heat­ing tem­per­a­ture, °C:
-fif­teen |

6. How will lighting help?

Bright light sends sig­nals to the brain that sleep is still far away. In this way, you can “deceive” the brain, forc­ing it to believe that it is still day. Soft sub­dued light relax­es, pro­motes the pro­duc­tion of mela­tonin — the hor­mone respon­si­ble for sleep.

How will lighting help?

If you have to work all night, don’t sit in the dark. Turn on the main light, table lamp. Make sure that bright light is direct­ed to the work­place. Prop­er light­ing con­tributes to the pro­duc­tion of sero­tonin — the hor­mone of joy.

7. Breathing techniques

Breath­ing is a process that occurs with­out our spe­cial atten­tion, par­tic­i­pates in all life process­es, affects well-being and phys­i­cal activ­i­ty. Try pranaya­ma. This is one of the breath con­trol tech­niques that is active­ly used in yoga. After breath­ing exer­cis­es, the mind clears up, vivac­i­ty and light­ness in the body are felt.

Breathing techniques

Pranaya­ma Kapal­ab­hati (or in oth­er words “fiery breath”) makes it pos­si­ble to gen­er­ate a pow­er­ful flow of ener­gy and dri­ve away sleep. The tech­nique is per­formed as fol­lows:

  • take a com­fort­able posi­tion and focus on breath­ing;
  • close your eyes and con­cen­trate on the sen­sa­tions inside your body;
  • take a few qui­et breaths through your nose;
  • take a deep breath of clean air and exhale sharply so as to feel how the stom­ach “sticks” to the spine;
  • inhala­tion should be as pas­sive as pos­si­ble, focus all atten­tion on exha­la­tion;
  • on the last exhale, hold your breath.

Pranayama Kapalabhati

If you feel that your eyes are stick­ing togeth­er, take 10 “fiery” exha­la­tions and focus on the feel­ing of cheer­ful­ness.

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8. Break Your Eating Habits

A full stom­ach sends sig­nals to the brain that you need to rest. There­fore, if you have a sleep­less night, give up din­ner com­plete­ly or lim­it your­self to a light snack. Remem­ber that sati­ety occurs some time after eat­ing. After heavy and fat­ty foods, lethar­gy and drowsi­ness will occur, but slight hunger will invig­o­rate. Salt, sug­ar and fat are espe­cial­ly tir­ing. There­fore, fast food, sug­ary drinks, desserts, pas­tries are banned before a sleep­less night. It is much more use­ful to have a snack with fruits, veg­eta­bles, you can eat a small piece of lean meat.

Give up eating habits

You can fool your brain with chew­ing gum. Chew­ing sends a sig­nal to the brain that food will soon enter the stom­ach for diges­tion. Insulin will be released into the blood, which will give vig­or ener­gy.

9. Get some exercise

If you have to work at your com­put­er all night, take breaks. Every 1.5–2 hours, take your eyes off the screen and do a few squats, you can jump or push up from the floor. Phys­i­cal exer­cise accel­er­ates the blood and sat­u­rates the cells with oxy­gen.

Do some exercise

If pos­si­ble, take a walk. 15 min­utes in the fresh air will help to change the sit­u­a­tion, switch atten­tion and give a feel­ing of the desired cheer­ful­ness.

10. Water procedures

Try wash­ing your face with cold water and rins­ing your palms and wrists. This will help sharply acti­vate con­scious­ness. Even if it was dif­fi­cult to find opti­mal solu­tions, com­pare data and ana­lyze infor­ma­tion (per­cep­tion was slow), the reac­tion to wash­ing was almost instan­ta­neous.

Water procedures

The speed of thought process­es becomes light­ning fast. How­ev­er, such a mobi­liza­tion of brain activ­i­ty is of a one-time nature. For the same bright next flash of vivac­i­ty, it is nec­es­sary that a cer­tain amount of time pass­es before the next wash­ing.

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Sink Cer­san­it Omega 65

Not avail­able

Type of:
sink |

The form:
rec­tan­gu­lar |

Height, cm:
19 |

fur­ni­ture, wall |

Width, cm:
65.5 |

Depth, cm:
44.5 |

Faucet hole loca­tion:
in the cen­ter |

Num­ber of holes for the mix­er, pcs.:
one |

11. Surround yourself with music

To stay awake, turn on the music. The melody should be unfa­mil­iar and annoy­ing — in response to it, thought process­es will start in the brain to rec­og­nize sounds, and you will not fall asleep.

Surround yourself with music

Slow and pleas­ant music is not good. Lis­ten­ing to it, you will most like­ly fall into an even greater state of stu­por. If col­leagues are work­ing near­by, put on head­phones so as not to dis­turb any­one. You can move your legs and head to the beat — so you are more immersed in what is hap­pen­ing and dis­tract from the thought of a cozy warm bed.

Music should be barely audible

Con­trary to the com­mon mis­con­cep­tion that loud nois­es dri­ve away sleep, the music should be bare­ly audi­ble. Such back­ground noise will not let you fall asleep and will invig­o­rate, while loud music will take away a lot of psy­cho-emo­tion­al ener­gy, inter­fer­ing with your work.

12. Clean up your workspace

Take a look at what’s in your work­place. Clut­ter caus­es depres­sion, so switch to a lit­tle clean­ing. The sight of a clean and tidy table will cer­tain­ly cheer you up and give you a boost of ener­gy.

Clean up your workspace

Refuse to work at the com­put­er on the bed. Sit at the table, and the chair should not be soft and over­ly com­fort­able. The only thing you need to con­stant­ly mon­i­tor is pos­ture. Keep your back straight.

Remem­ber that con­stant lack of sleep adverse­ly affects health. By refus­ing to take a good rest, you:

  • Dete­ri­o­rate cog­ni­tive func­tions (atten­tion, mem­o­ry, con­cen­tra­tion).
  • Weak­en your immune sys­tem.
  • Reduce work pro­duc­tiv­i­ty.
  • Become prone to bad habits (nico­tine, caf­feine addic­tion).
  • Get an unhealthy appear­ance (bags under the eyes, puffi­ness, pre­ma­ture aging of the skin).

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