7 Tips To Wake Up Without Coffee

How can science help you wake up without coffee?

Coffee or caffeine in the morning is a necessity after all it stimulates your central nervous system elevates your mood and increases your alertness but for those times that it’s not available or for those who don’t drink it here are some scientific tips to kick your body into gear number one find the light melatonin is a hormone secreted by the brain and is critical in regulating your sleep when it’s dark your body produces more melatonin making you sleepy and when it’s light the production of melatonin drops so open those curtains go outside and expose yourself to light in the morning to decrease melatonin production and physiologically wake your body up if you have to wake up in darkness try an illuminating alarm clock they slowly fill your room with light to wake you up naturally to end your shower with cold water studies show that exposing yourself to cold water can activate components of the brain responsible for regulating wakefulness making you feel alert researchers have also found that the shock of cold shower water can increase your metabolic rate further reducing feelings of fatigue 3 hydrate yourself up to 60% of your body is water while sleeping you sweat breathe get up to urinate or poop all of which dehydrate you studies show that even mild dehydration decreases alertness increases fatigue and negatively affects mental concentration so in the morning at grab a glass of water to replenish your fluids to fight off that tired feeling and don’t forget to drink water throughout the day to stay alert for eat a healthy breakfast researchers have found that participants feel more alert after consuming a meal first thing in the morning if the meal was high in simple sugars like a doughnut the alertness wore off quickly whereas if the meal was high in fiber and carbohydrates like oats alertness lasted longer throughout the morning another study found that breakfast high in fat tastes better but led to consuming more food throughout the day as opposed to a high fiber and carbohydrate breakfast which satiated hunger and increased cognitive function throughout the day 5 drink some orange juice citrus fruits like oranges are rich in molecules called flavonoids flavonoids have been linked to slowing cognitive decline due to aging and too creasing the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s one study found that participants who consumed flavonoid rich orange juice had increased alertness and cognitive function compared to their counterparts who were fed a placebo number six be physically active in the morning studies have found that physically active students perform better on tests and those who are less active physical activity enhances cognition due to the increased blood flow throughout the body providing your brain with more oxygen and increasing mental performance and the hippocampus which is part of the brain critical for learning and memory is highly active during exercise in seven listen to music music has the ability to create a state of arousal causing pupils to dilate and blood pressure to increase it can also increase activation in regions of the brain associated with movement and demotion while potentially releasing the feel-good chemical dopamine throughout your body so build that wake up the playlist and subscribe for more weekly science videos

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