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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 Dr Joanna Sun, Co-author of the Singapore Environmental Assessment Tool. I am very passionate about working towards improving the care of people with dementia, and I hope my work will make a difference.

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