Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
IT jobs can require a large amount of concentration. Combined with 24hr on-call status and late night installs & maintenance, being alert in the morning can be a challenge for the best of us. The most common drug we turn to is caffeine. The number of delivery methods and easy access to it make it my drug of choice to stay balanced. There is evidence that caffeine improves performance and has no dehydrating effect.
A few months ago I couldn’t keep from nodding off at my keyboard in the morning. I could be reading contest announcements at the ITKE Community Blog and I would still find my head drooping. So, on my next visit to my psychiatrist I told him what was happening. He gave me a new medication and to my surprise it turned out to be Ritalin. So how does this compare to caffeine? Stay tuned for Part 2 of this stimulating report!
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