Anyone have any ideas on stayinbg awake all day after not sleeping all night due to pain? I sleep 2-3 hours a night and am expected to return to work full time on Monday. I asked my dr if i could take caffeine pills so i can stay awake and alert. She said they are to strong and interfere with my anxiety meds. Her thought was tea or coffee which I dont like, and soda dont keep me alert. Anyone have any ideas? I was supposed to return to work last Monday, but they sent me home for the week since I was walking around like a zombie and shaking. I have to find a way to fall asleep tomorrow night and then stay awake during the day. Afraid I will be reaching for the tylenol pm in excess.