11-30-2014, 05:00 PM
(This post was last modified: 11-30-2014, 05:01 PM by Peter_C.)
(11-30-2014, 01:58 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: So it sounds like one of the things we need to do is to keep an extra power supply in the travel bag. And to put a list of things we need in the bag so we don't forget things. Like the mask. Really Peter? You forgot the mask??
Hehe-in all fairness I only did it one time. I do not know *how* I did it, but ya I forgot the mask...
Add: the tube made it though...
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Well, you CAN stay awake for up to 30 hours at a stretch if you need to (or more sometimes - surgeons are trained for it, as well as not going to the toilet, standing the entire time, etc) so if you are talking about a 24 hour stretch, it might well be, if you can take it and alertness is not an issue, then don't sleep. Hint: coffee does not help - if you are a coffee drinker, it does nothing for you in terms of extra alertness - only if you do not drink coffee will it provide alertness and wakefulness. It is a drug that you habituate to very quickly. Sugary drinks will actually make you even more tired, as once the sugar high wears off, which is pretty quickly, you will crash. Otherwise I would suggest allowing yourself light dozing for a few minutes at a time - cat-naps, so to speak - usually you won't desat too extremely and you will give your brain enough rest that you will still be functional without feeling to crappy from having large doses of desats. If you are talking about being up for more than 24 hours and you are not trained for it, then the cat napping, light dozing and just "resting the eyes" will be your best friend.