How to stay awake in a boring class? | 20 tips

Have you ever slept in a class? No matter how hard you try, after 30 seconds, you are sleeping. Sometimes you may wake up after when your buddy pushes or pinches your hand. There is no reason for being ashamed slumbering during class. It’s the natural behavior of humans. Then how to stay awake in a boring class?

But we can avoid falling asleep during classes by using some tips and tricks. So let’s discover 20 easy tips to solve our problem.


1) Read the lesson before going to class

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Read the lesson before going to class


After the lecture has begun, have you ever felt like the lecture feeling like greek? Then what happened to you?

Well, you know the answer, right? The answer is you are sleeping.

Why is that?

It’s because you can’t understand the lecture. The reasons can be,

  • The teacher is so boring
  • The subject is too hard or boring
  • You have visualized the subject is hard or boring

But think in this way. There might be some subjects you are so much like. And you never felt sleep in that class.

If you can convert your boring subject into a favorite subject, you will never sleep again in that particular class.

I know it’s hard. It takes time. But trust me. Even I have done that dozens of times. But if you do that, you can get higher marks for the exam.

But how to do that?

Your lecturer may have given you lecture notes or some reference material. Please read them before your class.

Try to understand them. Sometimes there might be terms you can’t understand. Just google them. I’m not telling you to understand the whole lesson. But if you get at least 25%, you will awake in the class.

Because when the teacher is continuing the lecture, you know a lot of parts. And know some problematic terms. And by doing this, your class will be much exciting bit by bit.

2) Have a good night sleep

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have a good night sleep


Can you remember those days that you have slept late at night? Probably you have slept in the class. Because of that, it’s imperative to have a good night’s sleep to stay awake in a boring class.

It’s better to have at least 8 hours of sleep. Make sure to improve the quality of the sleep and synchronize your sleep every day.

This everything I have discussed in this article. So try out this, it will help you more to awake in a boring class.

3) Wake up early

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wake-up early


I know this sound felling a little bit painful. Try to wake up at least one hour before you go to your school or university. Because do you know once we wake up our brain needs about 30 minutes to fully wake up.

So after wakeup, drink some coffee or milk or chocolate drink or whatever think you have used to. It will help you to a mental boost. When you wake up early, your brain will be more alert and more active.

You may probably have a future goal that you willing to achieve. So once you wake up, immediately start to repetition by yourself about your goal. This will hear and remember all day.

So to achieve that goal, you need to stay awake in class. You should understand this. It will help you to stay awake in your boring class.

4) Do some exercises in the morning

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After the above steps have done, do some exercise. Do some

  • Pushups
  • Run little bit 
  • Or even dance a little bit

Or any exercise that you like. But if the whole body is cooperating with those exercises, it will be better.

So by doing this, our brain will be fresh and active, your mind will be fresh and enthusiastic, and it will help you with that problem.

5) Take a shower to stay awake in a boring class

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take a shower


After doing the above stuff, you can get a good shower. It will cause you to feel a good freshness feeling. And put on a beautiful kit and apply some cologne or perfume.

After you go to class, you will feel good fresh and your smell also good. Those things will help you to stay awake. Furthermore, even evening classes also you can do this.

6) Healthy breakfast

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Basically, try to get a healthy breakfast as much as you can. I think you may have experienced some foods cause you to feel sleepy.

Therefore be aware of them. Nutritions in the healthy breakfast certainly help you to stay awake.

7) Listen to music

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listen to music


If you can listen to one of your favorite music, it will cause you to give you mental freshness. Ask your teacher to bring headphones to the class.

And if you get small-time, listen to music that will help you stay awake in boring classes.

8) Drink water to stay awake in a boring class

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drink water


When you going to class, bring a nice water bottle, which at least 1-1.5 liters bottle. If you are not drinking water for a long time, you will be dehydrated.

Then you may feel asleep, even your favorite class. Man needs to drink at least 3 liters per day.

9) Eat mints or Chewing gum

If your class teacher allows you to eat chewing gum during the class, you can stay awake.


Chewing gum boosts brain activity in different ways. It helps,

  • Enhance your memory.
  • Boosting your memory
  • Encourages more blood flow to the brain
  • heart rate increases and more oxygen is delivered to your brain.

Those things can help you to stay awake in your boring class.

But if your teacher doesn’t allow for chewing gum.

In this case, you can eat mints.

Most probably, you have eaten mins. You can remember the feeling. You can feel some fresh air going through your nose. And suddenly you can feel the difference, your brain is more active and alerts rather than before. So eat mint during the boring classes.

10) sit up straight in a boring class

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Certainly, your sitting position directly affects your stay awake. So make sure to situp straight during your lectures. Otherwise, if you lie down to foreword probably, you can feel some sleepiness.

So make sure to sit up straight during your classes. It will help to stay awake during boring classes.

11) Take notes to keep your brain occupied

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take notes


This is one of the handy tricks you can try out to stay awake. Because when you take notes, you can get some interaction with your lecturer. Write down everything you can hear. When you are doing this, your brain will be more alert.

12) Don’t check the time

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don’t check the time


Have you ever done this? You are checking every time your phone or watch to make sure the lecture is going to over. But, you may feel,

“what the hell, only 4 minutes have gone. I thought it is 15 minutes”

Instead of that, try to focus on the lecture. If you can understand even a little bit. You can pass the lecture very pass. Because of the spending, the time depend on your feelings.

13) Take a walk-in brake to stay awake in a boring class

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take a walk


Once you got a little break, go for a short walk. If you haven’t received any break during the class, ask form the teacher to go to the bathroom.

Don’t think it causes you to miss the lecture. It’s better than staying sleepy in the class. Once you come to class, you can stay focus rather than before.

14) Interact with friends/ classmates

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interact with friends


When there is going class discussion, raise your hand and answer to your teacher. Try to interact with your classmates at that time.

If you suddenly fall asleep and next, you don’t know what is the lecturer is talking about. So don’t think to raise your hand and ask to repeat it. No matter you can understand it or not. Just raise your hand and ask.

In this process, you can stay awake in a boring class.

15) Try changing your sitting position

When you are sitting in the same position for a long time, it’sits naturally to feel some sleepness during the classes. Stretch your legs and again sit straight.

16) Deep breath

When you feel sleepy in a boring class, take some deep breaths continuously for about 2 minutes. When you doing this, you can avoid your sleepness.

17) Sit front rows in a boring class

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Sit front rows


This is another handy trick you can try out. Sit front rows as much as you can. There is a minimum chance to fall asleep when you sit in front rows. Because most time, you are directly contacting your teacher.

18) Don’t eat too much before a boring class

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don’t eat like this


Let me tell you something. If you have classes in the afternoon and you got a heavy lunch. Then the temperature of the class also very comfortable. How is the feeling?

Most probably, you may sleep, even your favorite if you have afternoon classes, don’t overeat.

19) Get a quick nap before class to stay awake in a boring class

If you have a class afternoon or evening, it’s better to have a quick nap before class. But if you have lectures during the all-day most probably, you can have intervals.

So try to get a small nap for about 20 minutes. Then after you, wakeup wash your face and go to class. You can stay awake, even the class so boring.

20) Drink tea while breaks

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Drink tea while breaks


Whenever you have, breaks go to the canteen and drink tea. It helps to stay awake in classes.

Work hard and win the world.


We all of us have experienced slumbering during class. Then how to stay awake in a boring class? In this article, we have discussed 20 easy tips to solve that problem.

So what is your favorite tip? Comment below and let us know.

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