Re: Re: Trying to stay awake. Home › Forums › Writer’s Digest Forum › Writers’ Block Party › Trying to stay awake. › Re: Re: Trying to stay awake. November 16, 2008 at 12:16 am #503392 Carmela JonesParticipant Short naps. I take a five minute nap usually after lunch. I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go. It is best to just nap and get it over with. You will feel better.