Stay Awake, Stay Alert and Win on DealDash

When I first started shopping on I sometimes fell asleep at my computer, especially when playing late at night. Unfortunately, I often woke up just in time to see someone else win, too. Did that ever happen to you?

I now know that it is never a good idea to shop online when I am too tired to stay awake. Sometimes, however, an auction I want to win might not close for a long time. Therefore, I am up bidding much longer than I anticipated.

If we are rich enough to load our auctions down with enough bids to win no matter what, we might be able to go to sleep and see if we win in the morning. But if we want to save bids, it’s a better idea to learn how to remain alert and awake.

That’s why I made a list of things I can do to prevent myself from falling asleep.

  1. Make some coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Before leaving my computer for a few minutes, I add enough bids so I will not run out before I return. Some shoppers might take a mobile tablet or IPhone with them. However, I prefer playing using my big screen monitor on my computer. Perhaps other senior citizens, with poor eye sight, might prefer using a big screen and home computer, too.
  2. Listen to some lively music. If we listen to soothing music, I might just help to put us to sleep instead.
  3. Go to the bathroom and splash cold water on your face, which always wakes me up.
  4. Stand up for a few minutes and exercise. Swinging my arms back and forth or doing some jumping jacks helps to keep me awake.

Believe me; nothing is more irritating than falling asleep at the wrong time and waking up just in time to see someone else win right before our eyes. If we do some of the above, our eyes will stay open–not shut.

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.