It was at some silly early time. The Little One was having trouble, and I was laying on her floor encouraging her back to sleep. Somewhere between trying to mutter gentle encouraging tones, and dozing to sleep, I wondered about how parents cope with sleep deprivation.
Coffee is the easy solution to help parents cope with little sleep. But I wondered if there were there any other ‘alternative’ ways to help parents stay awake?
Here’s what I found*…
I didn’t drink coffee before I had our little one.
Have a shower!
Need to really wake up?
Have a shower!
You obviously want to wake up…
Why dont you combine your need to wake up, with your want for a swee, with some Caffeine sweets from Amazon!
Shoot Water in your face!
Need to wake up?
Try taking one water gun, and shooting yourself in the face!
Or train your little one to do it… might as well start the water fights at some point.
Risk giving yourself electric shocks!
Play with this in your pocket…
Try playing with it when your driving…
Write with it when making notes in the bath…
The shock may not last long, but it would keep you awake!
Do you have any other ideas?
*HEALTH WARNING. Please dont treat this seriously. If you are having problems sleeping – deal with that, DO NOT focus on the staying awake bit. Besides – dont blame anyone if giving yourself electric shocks while driving doesn’t work out for you!
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