A Belgium teenager claims that she fell asleep in the process of getting star tattoos put on her face. She wanted far less than the 50 tattoos she left the parlor with. The Tattoo artist whose face is covered in tattoos and piercing says she was awake the entire time and is not complaining because her parents are upset.
With that said, here are five other activities that you definitely want to stay awake for.
Don’t fall asleep while making a bonfire. In the early years of Survivor, the deep jungle reality TV show, a contestant fell asleep while setting a fire and had to be air lifted to medical care. If you are sleep deprived, some one else should start the fire.
Don’t fall asleep during a private meeting with the president. Larry Summers, Obama’s chief economic adviser fell asleep on two separate occasions. The pictures of him sleeping during these high profile events were very embarrassing, and the president is said to have made jokes to play it off. Because of his habit of dozing off, it is rumored that he has also fallen asleep during private meetings with the president.
Don’t fall asleep while your parents, friends, children have a video camera in their hands. This is the YouTube generation. It won’t take much for your drooling to be someone’s favorite video.
Don’t fall asleep while taking care of small children. A queens day care provider is was recently arrested when a baby in her care died from drowning in a bucket of water while she slept. She faces up to one year in jail.
Don’t fall asleep while driving… seriously. This is dangerous and bad. Deaths from falling asleep while driving rivals drunk driving. If this is a problem, don’t drive if you haven’t had enough rest or are on medications.
Seriously though, lack of sleep is a problem that ironically leads to falling asleep at the most inopportune moments. The best way to prevent falling asleep during important activities such as at a meeting, while driving, or during a tattoo, is to get a good night’s sleep in advance. Besides getting the proper amount of sleep, here are some other ways you can stay awake for those important moments.
Consuming caffeine beverages like coffee, tee, or soft drink.
At meetings you can try taking notes to keep your mind active.
Bounce your leg, tap your foot, or tap your fingers.
Cause yourself pain. Squeeze your hands, pressing your nails into your palm or pinch yourself.
Take a quick nap before the important event or activity.