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October 01, 2005
Random Observation #10

No-Doz? It really works.

Really, really works.

Posted by Russ at 06:26 AM, October 1, 2005 in Observations

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so how long since you last slept?

Posted by: maggie katzen at October 2, 2005 11:24 PM

It doesn't work for me.

But then, with two kids and a husband, I don't need help staying awake. I need help getting some sleep.

Posted by: Jenna [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 3, 2005 01:14 PM

Well, you're not supposed to chew 'em like Good 'n' Plenty. A dude your size may need an extra one, not an extra handful....

I've got no desire to see you with the DT's, coming off no sleep, No-Doz and Diet Coke chasers. You might break a building. Rip the steering wheel right out of your car. I'd be like King Kong jones-ing for a banana.

Get right with a sleep schedule and don't screw around with it.

Posted by: brad at October 3, 2005 04:40 PM

If you need a jolt FAST forget eating them - grind one up fine and snort'em it like lines of coke.

This method has been GradSchool™ and CrossCountry™ tested. About 3 minutes after honking up a line you'll be good to go for another 45 minutes or an hour.

No amount worked effectively for me much after about 36 hours...that was the outer limit and I was getting kinda twitchy and I could tell my judgment was being affected adversly. At some point you have to give up and just crash for 12-14 hours.

I stumbled across this technique when oral dosing, even with pretty large doses, had lost its effectivness. Snorting it can buy you another 6-12 hours or so before you MUST SLEEP.

Yea, this is pretty deranged shit, and I don't recommend it for anything but the most dire situations, nor for anything resembling extended periods. But...it WILL work.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at October 6, 2005 03:37 AM

When I was in the Army, we couldn't always get No-Doz, but the coffee powder packets in the MREs made acceptable substitutes. Pour the powder under your tongue, and *whammo* instant jolt.

Nowadays, I just wash down the No-Doz with a triple espresso and I'm good to go. :-)

Posted by: Russ at October 6, 2005 05:01 AM