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The Science of Recovering From an All-Nighter

A brilliant video on recovering from an all-nighter. For those who ended up staying up all night caring for a loved one, doing the dreaded one off night shifts or just stayed up to complete an assignment. The next couple of days just feel like walking in a dream or a really tiring nightmare. I usually find it hard to focus and my body feels like it’s totally out of wack. You know what I’m talking about. Anyway here is a video with some scientific tips on how to recover from an all-nighter that I have found to be super helpful!


Here are some of the helpful tips that have helped me in the video.

  • Don’t hit the snooze button!
  • Eat Breakfast!
  • No Sugar!
  • Only one cup of coffee
  • Get out in the Sun
  • Do the hardest task first then grab a 2nd cup of coffee
  • Light Lunch
  • 1 Coffee in the early afternoon but not after 3pm
  • Do simple tasks

So ya, I’ve been doing it all wrong literally and hitting the snooze button like 3 to 4 times in the morning, not eating breakfast, I think the only thing I did right was grabbing a single cup of coffee.

Here’s the link for the video from NYmag “The science of Us” for anyone who would like to check out their videos



Hi, I'm Jo, ​and I'm a Ph.D. Candidate, I'm working on a project on dementia enabling design. I am very passionate about working towards improving the care of people with dementia, and I hope my work will make a difference. I also love cooking, reading, writing, noms and hugs! I also tweet, blog and run a free e-newspaper in dementia care for the Asian community

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