It comes with the territory, ridiculously long hours every once in a while. I don't have it that bad, the worst for me would probably be 7am-midnight every once in a while, but i know the pros do worse on a regular basis. SO! How do you stay awake? soda? coke, diet coke, mr. pibb, etc. Tea? hot or iced, black or not, sugar or sweetener coffee? black or not, sweetened or not, are you picky or anything in a mug pills/powder? concentrated caffeine/guarana etc., "dietary supplements" gum? plain old gum or military grade "caffeine gum" (a colleague of mine has the military kind) energy drinks? monster, crank, red bull, etc. nothing? just soldier through it/you're used to it other? what do you do? of course we all know that no matter what you do you have to keep hydrated and a full stomach, and dont overdo! take breaks and try to nap if you can.