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Staying Up All Night: The DON'Ts
« on: December 14, 2018, 07:38:00 am »
With The Cauldron's annual Up All Night celebration only 1 week away, here's a place to put your red-alert warnings for what NOT to do if you're trying to stay awake until dawn. When pulling an all-nighter, what are the threats? What spells your certain downfall?

For me...

1. NO ALCOHOL. I'd love to celebrate the solstice with some mildly inebriated revelry, but I simply cannot have booze if I'm going to make it until dawn. And most especially, no red wine! If I'm tired, it knocks me out cold.

2. NO TV AFTER MIDNIGHT. Nothing says nodding off like meaningless late-night TV, no matter how engrossing the subject matter.

3. NO POST-SEX HORIZONTALISM. I love me some solstice sex, whether it's the self-recreational kind or, better yet (when you an get it), sex with partner(s). But once the fun is done, it's crucial not to lie there in that relaxed haze. I'm told this is especially a guy thing, but it's all too likely I'll be unconscious within minutes.
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Re: Staying Up All Night: The DON'Ts
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 07:46:18 am »
With The Cauldron's annual Up All Night celebration only 1 week away, here's a place to put your red-alert warnings for what NOT to do if you're trying to stay awake until dawn. When pulling an all-nighter, what are the threats? What spells your certain downfall?

Oh oh oh! I've only made it all through the night like 3 times, and thats having tried to stay up all night every year since my first participation in UAN. So far, the DON'TS I've discovered are:

  • DON'T watch tv or play any videogames that you don't get COMPLETELY engrossed in. If there is even a chance my brain is going to wander off the videogame then there is a high chance I'll pass out controller in hand.
  • DON'T give in to the First Drowse. Once I've battled through the First Drowse I am usually good until about 4 a.m. at which point Second Drowse tries to kick my a**, and that's a whole different battle
  • DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE SIT ON THE FLOOR

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Re: Staying Up All Night: The DON'Ts
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 07:54:01 am »
    Apparently cat jumping on my keyboard hit a combination of buttons that submitted the post before it was done...

Oh oh oh! I've only made it all through the night like 3 times, and thats having tried to stay up all night every year since my first participation in UAN. So far, the DON'TS I've discovered are:

  • DON'T watch tv or play any videogames that you don't get COMPLETELY engrossed in. If there is even a chance my brain is going to wander off the videogame then there is a high chance I'll pass out controller in hand.
  • DON'T give in to the First Drowse. Once I've battled through the First Drowse I am usually good until about 4 a.m. at which point Second Drowse tries to kick my a**, and that's a whole different battle
  • DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE SIT ON THE FLOOR

With The Cauldron's annual Up All Night celebration only 1 week away, here's a place to put your red-alert warnings for what NOT to do if you're trying to stay awake until dawn. When pulling an all-nighter, what are the threats? What spells your certain downfall?

  • DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE SIT ON THE FLOOR. For some reason my body takes "Imma sit here on this nice carpet" as an invitation to pass out when butt hits ground.
  • DON'T wear socks. Warm feet invite sleep(?) This one confuses me but its proven true so far
  • DON'T let yourself lose momentum or stop being busy. Distracted brain = awake-ish brain.

**Edited because lists are The Enemy. (List function confused sleepy brain)
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« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 07:58:42 am by LadyBug »

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Re: Staying Up All Night: The DON'Ts
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 07:57:42 am »
With The Cauldron's annual Up All Night celebration only 1 week away, here's a place to put your red-alert warnings for what NOT to do if you're trying to stay awake until dawn. When pulling an all-nighter, what are the threats? What spells your certain downfall?

For me...

1. DON'T go to bed. Seems obvious, but the temptation is there.

2. DON't eat after midnight. It makes me lethargic.


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Re: Staying Up All Night: The DON'Ts
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 10:15:40 am »
With The Cauldron's annual Up All Night celebration only 1 week away, here's a place to put your red-alert warnings for what NOT to do if you're trying to stay awake until dawn. When pulling an all-nighter, what are the threats? What spells your certain downfall?

This will be my first UAN, but I have had some experiences with staying up all night before, so:

Don't "rest my eyes". Glasses on all the time, and no rubbing them.
Don't read. It causes me to want to rest my eyes.
Don't listen to music. Any kind of music will make me sleepy in the night.
Don't sit in the couch, for obvious reasons.

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