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Alertness is the the process of paying close and continuous attention. It is the opposite of: Inattention: which is failure to pay close attention to details or making careless mistakes when doing schoolwork or other activities, trouble keeping attention focused during play or tasks, appearing not to listen when spoken to, failure to follow instructions or finish tasks, avoiding tasks that require a high amount of mental effort and organization, such as school projects, frequently losing items required to facilitate tasks or activities, such as school supplies, excessive distractibility, forgetfulness, Procrastination i.e. inability to begin an activity, difficulties with household activities (cleaning, paying bills, etc.), difficulty falling asleep which may be due to too many thoughts at night, frequent emotional outbursts, easily frustrated, and easily distracted. [1] Process (lat. ... Look up Attention in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... ... Look up failure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Attention in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Details is the premiere album by the musical group Frou Frou. ... school work is work done at school and even possibily at home, in the form of homework. ... Look up Activity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Activity may refer to— in chemistry, the effective concentration of an ion or other solute for the purposes of chemical reactions and other mass action. ... An organization or organisation (read more about -ize vs -ise) is a formal group of people with one or more shared goals. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the SpongeBob SquarePants episode, see Procrastination (SpongeBob SquarePants episode). ...


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The results showed that clonidine reduced alertness, impaired many aspects of performance and slowed saccadic eye movements; caffeine removed many of these impairments.
Both clonidine and caffeine influenced blood pressure (clonidine reduced it, caffeine raised it) but the effects appeared to be independent, suggesting that separate mechanisms were involved.
Subjects given caffeine also reported greater alertness and feelings of well-being, whereas the effects of breakfast on mood changed from the late morning to early afternoon.
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