How to Wake Up Without Coffee
You’ve likely read conflicting stories on whether coffee is good for your health, or if it’s actually bad for your health. No matter which of these statements is true, or if the truth is a mixture of both, the reality is that drinking too much caffeine can lead to you getting desensitized to it. This means that you’ll need to consume more and more of it to keep feeling its affects.
Plus, a lot of people also find that it becomes difficult to sleep at night when they’ve consumed too much caffeine during the day.
If you’re looking to cut down on coffee (or give it up completely) here are a few tips that could get you up and going in the morning without a cup of joe.
If you work out in the morning, you’ll get an energy boost that will wake you up and keep you going. Plus, exercise releases endorphins which improve your mood, so you’ll feel great as well. If you don’t have the time to get an entire workout in, take a short walk instead. Even 15 minutes of exercise is enough to boost your energy.
Have an Apple
Apples contain natural sugars and carbohydrates that stabilize your blood sugar, which makes it easier to wake up.
Getting hydrated early in the morning replenishes your body. Even being slightly dehydrated can make it more difficult to focus and cause you to feel sluggish and grumpy. When you wake up, you’ve just gone the entire night without drinking water, so have a glass right when you get out of bed to kick start your body.
Take a Cold Shower
Exposure to cold water will certainly wake you up. Your entire shower doesn’t need to be in the cold, but you can finish it with cold water to make you feel more alert and awake.
Get Some Sunlight
Your body knows it’s time to sleep when it’s dark and that it’s time to get up when it’s light. To help your body get going in the morning, open your curtains and get some sunlight. If the weather’s warm enough, consider opening your window as well to get some fresh air. Or spend a few minutes outside. You’ll feel more refreshed if you do.