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    Surviving an All Nighter

    Yes, we all know that we should be getting our 7-9 hrs a night. However, sometimes that just doesn't happen.

    Anyone have any coping strategies for the morning after?
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    Get heaps of water in !!!!! with maybe a little bit of magnesium and some potassium. Works for me !!!!
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    Coffee and more coffee. And a few cookies. That was my college strategy, at least. Wouldn't work now for primal.
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    The day after never seems too bad, for some reason, but the second day after I'm completely useless, regardless of how much sleep I eventually got.

    Coffee, standing up, regular exercise breaks for blood flow, and an acceptance that your brain will not be at full potential.

    Lack of sleep is used as a stressor for military trainees around the world, and people can't think clearly when they are overly fatigued. The way someone acts when they are really really tired is a good indicator of their training level and innate judgement- they do the right thing (or not) when they can't think clearly enough to decide what the right thing is.

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    Coffee, Bawls, eggs, and fat.
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    Avoid further stress as best you can. "Coast" through the day, without wasting energy.

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    i guess it depends what you were doing all the previous night. i tend to just have coffee, a hot shower, go for a long walk and then try not to overdo it till i can get all the kids to bed and have an early night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KotikBegemotik View Post
    Yes, we all know that we should be getting our 7-9 hrs a night. However, sometimes that just doesn't happen.

    Anyone have any coping strategies for the morning after?
    Low expectations.
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    Fresh air, water!, light food choices, and distractions until you can get into bed early the following night. If the all-nighter was worth it, that naturally keeps the mood up.

    Consider it an exercise - like some kind of hormetic stressor thing I read about here and there on the MDA.

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    Consider it an exercise - like some kind of hormetic stressor thing I read about here and there on the MDA
    good point. i reckon it is always good to challenge your system every now and then.

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