MAY 05, 2016 9:15 AM PDT

7 Ways to Wake Up Without Your Morning Coffee Fix

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


So many people use coffee as a method to wake up in the morning. People swear by it and call it a magical cup of magic, as it wakes them up by stimulating their brains when they're feeling groggy just after jumping out of bed.

Although coffee is a common drink for morning goers, there are many scientific alternatives to coffee when you need help getting in the morning. ASAP Science goes over seven of those:

1. Go find yourself some light: Your body becomes tired when it sits in the dark for long periods of time. By going into well-lit areas, your melatonin levels will drop, helping you to wake up easier.
2. Take cold showers: Cold water is said to help jump start you in the morning. It's a bit of a harsh way to wake yourself up, but warmth typically makes you sleepier than chills do and the shock can wake you up.
3. Drink a lot of fluid: When you take up in the morning, you can end up becoming dehydrated from all the fluid loss you experience at night. By drinking a lot of water, you'll feel invigorated and hydrated again.
4. Eat a fulfilling breakfast: The simple stuff like a toaster strudel or an egg might sound appetizing for breakfast, but you should really be eating a balanced breakfast with food from all sections of the food pyramid. By doing so, you give your body the proper energy levels to wake up.
5. Drink Orange Juice: Citrus drinks are high in flavonoids, which increase alertness and cognitive function, hence they help you wake up.
6. Go for a run: Physical activity after waking up tends to help your body get back into the beat of your day. Simply waking up and going on the computer may end up leaving you more fatigued than if you went for a run after waking up and then went back home.
7. Use music: Music can help your brain to wake up in the morning because it tends to make your body excited and activates parts of your brain that controls movement, further helping you to wake up. Obviously, you should play fun music, and not sleepy music.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
JAN 28, 2020
Space & Astronomy
JAN 28, 2020
An Ambitious New Mission to Explore the Sun's Poles
A plethora of spacecraft have photographed the Sun, but every one of those photographs has been snapped from the rather limited perspective of the Sun&rsqu
FEB 13, 2020
Chemistry & Physics
FEB 13, 2020
What is Antimatter, the "Most Expensive" Substance on Earth?
Scientists have long theorized that our world shouldn't have existed, because the equal amount of matter and antimatter created during the toddlerhood
MAR 09, 2020
Space & Astronomy
MAR 09, 2020
What Dragonfly Will Do Upon Arriving At Titan
There’s so much happening by way of Martian exploration that it can be easy to forget all the other missions that are being deployed elsewhere in the
MAR 15, 2020
Space & Astronomy
MAR 15, 2020
This Exoplanet Rains... Iron!?
Many of us take the Earth and its many ‘normal’ characteristics for granted, but there are so many exoplanets in the universe around us with th
MAR 16, 2020
Space & Astronomy
MAR 16, 2020
What Would it Take to Visit Alpha Centauri?
Humankind has long pondered upon the ambition of becoming a multiplanetary species. While much of our realistic focus resides right here in our own solar s
APR 01, 2020
Cardiology
APR 01, 2020
Avoiding Caries in Children
Thankfully, children are free of many of the chronic diseases that plague older populations. That said, one of the most common chronic diseases children do
Loading Comments...