Boost Your Productivity, Focus and Wakefulness

We’ve been a little busy over here at V-CAF. Tight deadlines, issues to fix and increasing demands have been taking their toll for the past few weeks! Anyways, being that we espouse the virtues of working smart without having to resort to caffeine, I thought I’d share some of the techniques and processes that proved […]

How to Stay Awake at Night

A colleague of mine was speaking to me about doing shift work and mentioned how much he hated it. Luckily for him he only did this once every six weeks and got paid well enough to make it worth his while. I told him to be careful with that and he replied, “I know, working […]

Is Your Caffeine Dependency Your Key to Success?

A lot of people don’t realise that they have a caffeine dependency. Usually they don’t notice how caffeine influences how they feel throughout the day and how it even affects the quality of their sleep. Realisation, when it comes, can be sudden and brutal! The blow to their self esteem can be massive and make […]

Staying on Top of Life

There is so much focus on productivity and organization that often the fundamental issues that impair both can be overlooked. Tiredness is difficult to quantify and varies from person to person and situation.  A myriad of factors can lead even the best intentions to spiral. These factors can include, illness, stress, nutrition, depth of sleep and […]

Stay Awake pills, are they worth the risk?

In the past when I had a lot of work to get finished, a tight deadline, or studying for exams I would use caffeine to help me focus and stay awake. I started to be concerned when I found that I needed more caffeine just to stay awake and focused, until eventually I got the […]

Coffee vs Tea for Studying

In the past when studying for exams or to learn a new subject at work, I resorted to coffee and/or caffeine pills to keep me alert. Some colleagues used to tell me to drink tea as it does less harm to your body than coffee. Others swore that coffee is the best at keeping you […]

Is Your Lifestyle Prepared For New Parenting?

Becoming parents for the first time is a blissful and exhilarating experience. Yet no amount of planning can stop the inevitable confusion that comes with your new bundle of joy. The days of choosing names, cots and prams and amassing miniature dungarees are now a memory.  The Rest of Your Life I’m Too Tired New […]

Insomnia – How Do I Get To Sleep?

Like tiredness, insomnia is on the rise. An increasing number of people are getting less than six hours of sleep per night. In America, approximately 30% of adults suffer from symptoms related to insomnia and roughly 10% of adults have insomnia that causes them distress during the day. Whether you are suffering from short term […]

Are You Microsleeping Away Your Productivity?

For a long period of my life I felt that I wasn’t performing at my best. Things that should have taken a relatively short amount of time were regularly taking me double the time I’d planned for them. I started putting more effort into better planning and getting things done, but although at first it […]

How to Stay Awake Without Caffeine

Need to stay awake but don’t want to use caffeine?  In this post I’ll share 5 tips with you that will beat that tiredness slump. Caffeine and Staying Awake Side Effects How to Stay Awake Review Last Point Caffeine and Staying Awake It is tempting to just use caffeine and be done with it. It […]

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