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1,059 - Feeling Restless and Jumpy

December 12th, 2014

Episode 174 of 489 episodes

Sometimes it is better to sleep before an important test than to study for it all night. Learn why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:09 Explanations: 3:02 Fast dialog: 16:12 Adam: Sit still and stop bouncing your leg like that! Ellen: Sorry, I didn’t realize I was doing it. I’m just a little jittery. Adam: Well, try to chill out. We’re supposed to be studying and your restlessness is distracting. Ellen: I can’t help it. I’m like this because I had a lot of coffee. That’s the only way I can do an all-nighter. Adam: But how can you study when you’re fidgeting all the time? Stop tapping your pen on the table! Ellen: Sorry. It’s either I’m worked up or I fall asleep, and tomorrow’s test is a make-or-break one for me. I’ve got to do well. Adam: I don’t see how you can get any studying done when you’re strung out on caffeine. You’re so jumpy and I think you’re starting to twitch. Why don’t you try to counteract the caffeine by drinking lots of water? Ellen: Do you know how long it took me to get this keyed up? I’m not doing anything to reduce the effects. Adam: Fine. Ellen: Hey, where are you going? Adam: Anywhere but here! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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