1. Take an Afternoon or Early Evening Nap
2. Start the Evening with a Strong Dose of Caffeine: Then Maintain
Many students choose to begin the night with a potent energy drink or two. Then, they maintain that energy with coffee or caffeinated soda. Just be sure you know your tolerance level. Too much caffeine can leave you too jittery and nauseated to get anything done.
3. Set Two Alarms
4. Stay Hydrated
5. Eat but Avoid Sugar
6. Tackle the Difficult Tasks Early
You don't want to try and learn new concepts or finish difficult tasks at 3 a.m. If you do, there is little chance you will remember it when you need to. Try ending your night with an easy task.
7. Take a Break Every Thirty Minutes to Move Around
Simply walking around your dorm room will help to snap your brain out of the thought that you should be sleeping. You'll feel more energized when you sit back down to hit the books again.
8. Keep the Lights On
9. Study with a Partner
If you have another person to study with you can help each other to stay awake and on task. Just keep and mind that the two of you will need to actively study with each other. This doesn't work if you simply study in the same room together.
10. Get a Ride to School in the Morning
Walk, take the train or bus, or ask a friend for a lift to school in the morning. Driving on no sleep is reckless and dangerous.