How to Function on Little Sleep

After pulling an all-nighter, face the world without looking like a zombie.

You will need

  • A caffeinated beverage
  • Eggs
  • Lean meats
  • Nuts
  • A nap

Step 1 Drink caffeine Drink beverages with lots of caffeine but little or no sugar. Avoid energy drinks, as they are high in sugar, which will make you crash hard later.

Step 2 Be active Be physically active throughout the day. Take walks periodically get your blood flowing.

Step 3 Eat protein-rich food Eat protein-rich foods for breakfast such as eggs, lean meats, and nuts, which will give you lasting energy.

Step 4 Take a nap Take a short nap in the afternoon – as little as 10 minutes! – to relieve your tired brain and body.