April 18, 2001    
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Do you ever get very tired and drowsy at work or school and what, if anything,do you do about it?

Do I EVER. I try to eat candy, hold my breath, go for a walk, or take a nap.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills
, CA  USA

put my head down between calls (tech support call center) drink soda nap after work

Firelady, 23
Dallas
, TX   USA

I'm always tired in the first three periods and then in 6th, but I can't really do much about it except yawn or try to sleep through class... lol...

Jeremy, 14
Highlands Ranch
, CO  USA

Yup! It happened last Thursday before the break. The other teachers in my room and I were all very tired so we got one thing done and then popped in a video for the kiddies. Now don't get me wrong, that's not something I do every time I'm tired at work. I usually go grab a caffeinated drink and chug it down!!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ  USA

I commute to work on a train, so I usually dose off in the morning and totally crash on the way home. I have yet to miss my stop but that is my fear.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick
, NJ  USA

Frequently. Sometimes i go into the bathroom lean against the stall wall to drowse for a bit. Usually i just drink a caffienated soda.

Talia, 23
Wilton
, CT   USA

I used to be a security guard and the answer then was simple: sleep. Luckily my current job has enough minor annoyances to keep me awake long after I've punched out.

Alias Irrelevante

Occasionally, and I have coffee, tea or a coke for the caffeine.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

I take prescription medication called Zyprexa for Bipolar disorder, and it makes me very sleepy at work & school. Normally I just have to 'deal with it' and go on. I try to get as much sleep as possible during the night and on the weekends when I'm not at work or school.

Melodi, 19
Gahanna
, OH   USA

yes-and i just go to sleep.

Angela, 16
Aiken
SC    USA

When I'm terribly sleepy in the afternoon, I've either missed a great deal of sleep the night before or I'm coming down with a bug of some sort. One of the perks of just-a-housewife is that I can take a nap.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

Not frequently, but I get something to drink. Doesn't matter what - usually it's soda - and it doesn't need to have caffeine, but somehow just having something to drink helps me keep active enough to stay awake.

etoile, 20
Washington
,
DC  USA

It depends on the day. I work alone, so if I'm very tired, I just go home and sleep. Or I get a cup of coffee or a coke. Or I find something more interesting to do.

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA   USA

I am usually tired during the day because I haven't eaten. A bit of protien usually solves that problem. When I'm tired for other reasons, I have to fight every ounce of myself not to curl up under my desk.

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA USA

Yes. I cannot fall asleep before midnight but I must get up for school at 6.  I am incredibly tired for most of the day, but I can't sleep in class-it's not comfortable enough-and I always have to much homework to do when I get home. Sometimes, when I have no money to buy lunch I lay across the seat of my car and catch a nap.

Johanna, 18
OK  USA

Look forward to my break time so that I can go outdoors and have a smoke. This perks me up. Go ahead, you can all start bashing me anytime now. I'm quite used to it and rather appreciate the pure entertainment value.

Fisch, 45
Preston
, CT   USA

Yes I do, every day around two, two thirty in the afternoon. There isn't much you can do once you feel that way. I have been drinking more water because they say that that is a huge reason why people get groggy, dehydration. And it seems to be helping out a lot. That and going to bed at nine at night so I can get a full eight hours of sleep in. Even though it sucks to go to bed that early, it pays off during the day when I don't fall into a coma during the afternoon.

Maggie, 20
Sandwich
, IL   USA

I tend to nowadays. In the week before school broke up, I fell asleep in 5 different classes. They were five boring classes, but still. I should probably go to bed earlier if I want to stop.

Shanna, 15
Cardiff  ENGLAND

I still get sleepy in class sometimes, but it's pretty rare. I try to get into bed at a decent hour, and I get up at the same time every day to go to work or class. I think it must help my body to know that I'll let it rest in good time.

Karen, 21
Marshelltown/Ames
, IA  USA

YES I CAN GET VERY TIRED AND DROWSY AT WORK OR AT HOME IN THE AFTERNOON. IF AT WORK I TRY TO DRINK COFFEE OR CAPPUICINO (THOUGH I DON'T LIKE THE CALORIES) OR I GET UP AND WALK AROUND AND MAYBE A FEW LITTLE EXERCISE TO GET MOVING AGAIN.

Marci, 56
Diamond
, OH    USA

take a nap.

Karen2, 15
Boston
, MA   USA

Well, luckily I have a job that is quite slow paced. If I do get sleepy at my job, I am allowed to take a quick cat nap if it means I will be more  prepared later that day. I love my job!

Stephanie, 25
TX   USA

The best solution is to get more sleep. That usually works for me. But sometimes no matter how rested I am, boredom creeps in and I find myself nodding. I used to just lay my head on my desk for about 5 mins. and then I'd be OK but I now sit in a cubicle located in the hall and my boss has told us "No sleeping on the job." So I keep a pack of Vivarin in my desk and when I start seeing double, I take half of one.

Reba, 51
Rockville
, MD   USA

I take a nap usually

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles
, CA  USA

Stay home and sleep in. You've gotta get to the root of the problem, man.

A-Dog, 18
McMinnville
, OR  USA

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