sticker shock and afternoon sleepies

  1. I started my nursing classes today. They all sound pretty interesting so far. My Population-Based healthcare is probably going to be a yawner though. It's from 1-3 in the afternoon. and it's all public health stuff. Which is important, but just not as exciting as health and illness across the lifespan.(HEHI)

    I also have two interviews scheduled to work PRN in cardiac rehab. (I have a MS in exercise science.) This means the credit card might get paid down.

    Anyone have any suggestions for staying awake during those afternoon lecture classes? Besides Cokes etc.

    Good luck to everyone starting!
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  3. by   yellow rose
    Doodle!! I always found it so intersting when I went back over my notes to copy or study or whatever, to see what I was REALLY thinking about. It was interesting to see how little my mind was actually on Micro/anatomy/organic chem. etc...
    Good luck!!
  4. by   peaceful2100
    Well I have found that if you happen to eat fried greasy foods it will make you sleepy. Try eating a sandwhich preferably on whole wheat with turkey and some veggies. Also try milk,or yogurt with juice. Stay away from more than 2 cups of coffee if you drink coffee. Also try energy bars instead of snicker bars or other candy. It helps me. Also water is very good. Make sure you drink at least eight 8 0z glasses of water a day. It does help with fatigue. I also take a multivitamin every day I take one a day for women and have no problems with the vitamin and have been taking the vitamin for almost 2 years now. Also make sure you get plenty of Iron. AS we know lack of iron can make you anemic which can also play a major role in fatigue.
  5. by   BrandyBSN
    We do jumping jacks... no lie.

    My friends and I are usually fried by the time 1pm rolls around. We jump around, sing, dance, go wash our faces in cold water on breaks, and try to keep things light if we can.

    Fatigue is hard to battle, but moving around helps!

    but hey, if that does work... find the nearest caffiene!
  6. by   kennedyj
    stay away from the double whopper & lg fries - it seems to attract the ZZ monster everytime