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Old 07-20-2011, 05:18 AM   #1
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How Do You Stay Awake?

What are your tips for staying awake and getting the most out of your time in Vegas?We are planning a 4 day stay next year and was wondering how you all survive with very little sleep.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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Sleep when things die down, at around 2 things start looking quieter. Clubs are still open but that is about it, other than the slowing casinos.

In the morning it takes a while for the brunch buffet to open so things look quiet until 10am. Around then the vallets are busy, the street looks busy, the pool gets busy.

There isn't a lot of reason to be up between those two hours, unless you are at a club or getting on the road early.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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. . . was wondering how you all survive with very little sleep.
We enjoy Las Vegas better when we are well rested.

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Old 07-21-2011, 05:52 AM   #4
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So sleep at least between 2-10am.Coffee in the morning and energy shots during the day.There is so much to do but its just getting the balance right i suppose.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:58 PM   #5
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My Disney routine seems to work well for Vegas too. We would go to breakfast around 8, then Casino hop for a few hours. We would come back to nap/rest for an hour or two in the afternoon and be ready to stay out late. I NEED my sleep.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:07 AM   #6
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If wife and or daughter need to sleep earlier than me at least i'll be able to go off for a few hours on my own,pretty safely.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:05 PM   #7
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I've found that it's really easy to loose track of time when out in Vegas. I try to get up around 9-10, hit the strip and casinos, then take a late afternoon break back in the room before going back out around 6 or 7 to see a show and have dinner. I try to get back to the room around 1 or 2 to get some sleep before starting the whole process over the next day!
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We'll try and get a break mid-afternoon but with so much to do i don't rate our chances much.
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We normally get up early at home and are on EST, so getting into the Vegas time frame is a bit rough. Over the years we have learned a few things:

1) We try to stick within 2-3 hours of our home time - otherwise, the return to work is too rough! This means we are usually up and at the casino by 6:00 am (LV time) and to bed by 10:00-11:00 pm.

2) We plan our trips to be 5-6 days in length - that way we don't feel like we have to rush around and lose sleep because we "always have another day"

3) We stay on the strip and once it starts getting to 9:00-10:00 pm, we will head back to where we are within a nice walking distance of our hotel/casino - that way, I can just go up to bed while my husband can stay gambling

Our routine the last few trips have been to get up early and start with coffee. We'll drive over to Ellis Island for a good breakfast or head out to South Point for breakfast at their cafe. We like to play $5 BJ and at that time of day it is very easy to get a table; especially at South Point.

Each day, we have a bit of an agenda ... like, today we will go downtown / or let's go out to Red Rock Canyon and then stop at RR Casino. Our day always ends on the strip (where we stay) ... we'll park the car for the night and then walk to the various casinos on the strip. If we stay near the Tropicana intersection and want to go to a casino further North, we might get a 24-hr monorail pass. I just don't like driving a rental car around after dark.

So we do, for the most part, get our sleep ... I just don't have fun when I'm too tired. When gambling, I find I make stupid mistakes when I'm tired as well.

So, that's our strategy ... of course, caffeine helps too.
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Making stupid mistakes whilst tired,or a bit worse for wearis something we will try not to do.
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I would say dont plan your sleeps, you will find in the daytime you get the chances to relax, I found falling asleep by the pool really easy.

Oh and drink plenty of red bull!
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:19 PM   #12
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For a short four day stay, your best bet is to try to get a good nap in the afternoon. Keep in mind that a great deal of Vegas doesn't get going till 11:00 am then keeps gaining speed till about 4:00 am. If you time your day on those hours you'll do just fine !
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