How to stay awake

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Post by Windi^ » 11 Feb 2011, 19:03

Ober-Lix is right. Using coffeine tablets or exessive amount of Redbull or similar energy drink makes you feel perky and everything but your brain and body is still tired. It wasn't long ago when in Finland there was this long and tiresome airsoft-milsim scenario game. Players didn't sleep much but they were offered a change to sleep after game before returning home. Some didn't use this opportunity but insted they decided to drive straight home (several hour drive) and stay up powered with energy drinks. This ended up they crashing with their car on the road. Fortunately they survived this, and it was very important lesson for us all.

In BE games you have plenty of opportunities to sleep, use them. Instead of sorting in coffeine or similar substances.
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Post by Tiger_1 » 11 Feb 2011, 20:46

What is important is that you sleep when you Are given the chance, even if you might feel like you can keep going just then. As a member of a unit, you need to adapt to the fact that if you stay awake when the rest of the unit is sleeping, you might not be abel to go active when they do, becouse you did not sleep when they did. This makes your unit less effectiv, and is a "problem" for everyone. Berget giver most players a chance of 4-6 hours sleep a day, use that and enjoy a good game. The ability to stay awake when you dont have to, impresses nobody.
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Post by parresurre1 » 11 Feb 2011, 20:57

I never suggested to take caffeine to stay awake while driving. That is just plain stupid.

A caffeine tablet contains 100 mg of Caffeine, about the same amount as a big cup of coffee, a liter of Coca Cola or two cups of tea.
Its completely legal and in moderate doses harmless.

Dont try to read something else in to this. It`s just Hypocrisy to say don`t take a caffeine tablet when you are very tired out in the field and then at the same time think that coffee is perfectly ok to drink.

Finally, if somebody don`t wanna use coffee, tea, Red Bull or a caffeine tablet to get through a rough night thats ok.

I will probably drink shit loads of coffee, probably 1 or 2 Red Bulls, a couple Coca Cola and that last night I maybe also take a whole caffeine tablet :o

Have a nice game, and if somebody sneaks up on you in your sleep its probably me and my coffee cup. :P

Also to reply Tiger, Of Course you shall sleep if you have the opportunity.

I thought I wrote in the thread " How To Stay Awake" Stupid me...

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Post by Windi^ » 11 Feb 2011, 22:41

parresurre1 wrote:I never suggested to take caffeine to stay awake while driving. That is just plain stupid.
That is correct. Still, that is a cruesome real life example on the effect of coffeine on person's body and mind. You might feel awake and the same time you are not. It is better to sleep than fool your body to be awake with coffeine.

I want to see you sneak up on a sleeping person in base since those are offgame during 0300-0900.
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Post by parresurre1 » 11 Feb 2011, 23:01

So the bases are the only place people will be asleep? For being a former squad and platoon leader you assume a lot of things.

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Post by Ober-Lix » 11 Feb 2011, 23:59

The two items like CHOCACOLA and pervedrin do contain a small dose of amphetamin like other keep awake stuff does.
Any one telling me it´s okay to take, is just nuts !

Drinking lots of cofee is not so bad but when you are really tired and worne out, coffee and Red Bull don´t help you neither.
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Post by Windi^ » 12 Feb 2011, 09:42

parresurre1 wrote:So the bases are the only place people will be asleep? For being a former squad and platoon leader you assume a lot of things.
I ain't assuming anything, just giving facts. If someone decides to sleep on the field and his/her/their security isn't in place and you sneak up on them, that is their problem and you can go for it.
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Post by RRP Taksi » 29 Mar 2011, 01:16

Jeez guys, take it down a notch.
I think if you need to pop pills to stay in the game your in the wrong game.
Take a nap and get over it. :?
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Post by Cosmo » 29 Mar 2011, 11:40

Fully agree. Just sleep when you're supposed to, even 2-3 hours and you'll be fine.
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Post by Ober-Lix » 29 Mar 2011, 13:57

There will be plenty of time to sleep. Remember your bases are off game from 3 am to 9am. So if you are tired go and have a sleep at your base.
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Post by spin_t » 31 Mar 2011, 00:55

Yeah,on the other hand it might be a game but is THE GAME and after one year preparation i think you could "stretch" yourselfe a bit for 3 days ! And about brain damages...since we all r spending our money and time with this Airsoft hobby,looks like the damage is already done :)))))
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Post by vardemis » 05 Apr 2011, 12:07

a 15 minutes nap every two or three hours can help you to stay alert longer but every 10 hours at max have a rest, I will suggest take a 8h shit at least 4hour sleep between, especially of you're not used to heavy physical sport ;)

staying awake will prevent you to have fun and memories of the event ...
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Post by RRP Taksi » 06 Apr 2011, 15:32

I agree.

Seen 2 many "sleepzombies" mindlessly dragging on in these games remembering not even half of the game.

Its more fun when youre awake and present and not in a tired haze..

Reduces accidents and angry "rulealtercations" also.
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Post by Lokke » 23 Apr 2011, 00:35

Some of Bilich's advices are good. Except : You actually do not have to stay awake for 48 hours. Train on this etc...

More important, food and water. There are other threads informing about those things.

Go and sleep when it is offgame in bases during the nigh. If you go on night missions, catch some sleep when in base during daytime.

I totally agree with the above comments of using red bull, caffeine tablets, etc. You do not need that. I will be drinking coffee, but not an ocean of it.

Important. If you are very tired or in need for sleep; go to base and rest/ sleep. Inform your squad leader. ANYBODY with some Berget experience will salute you for taking care of yourself!!

(Ps: Its daylight 24h. Harnösand is close to the Arctic cycle. If you are not used to it, its confusing)
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Post by freno » 24 Apr 2011, 08:28

To play during the off-game-time, remember that most of The BASES are offgame!!! Respect the ones who are sleeping!!!
You need to play outside... And you can´t eaven SNEAK into or near a BASE...
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