Many of us are getting less and less sleep each night. If you are feeling tired throughout the day, you’re likely tempted to turn to caffeine in order to stay awake throughout the day. However, a cup of coffee or tea here and there can turn into an unhealthy habit. Fortunately, you can ditch the caffeine by following these tips for staying alert and refreshed all day long.

Drink Enough Water

You might actually be feeling tired not because you need more sleep but because you are dehydrated. Dehydration can make you feel fatigued and groggy, but instead of hydrating, people often turn to caffeine or sugar, which will likely only make you more dehydrated. It’s crucial that you drink enough water. You should try to consume at least six glasses every day. You can make it easier to remember to drink enough by keeping a water bottle on hand and refilling it throughout the day.

Take a Quick Walk

If you are falling asleep at your desk, you may just need to get move around to pump yourself back up. It will give you a change of scenery, and you will end up feeling as if you have more energy. Even just a 10 minute walk may be all that you need in order to feel refreshed and more alert. If you can, walk outside. A lack of natural light can make your body feel tired, so get out in the sunshine for at least a few minutes.

Use a Pure Canned Oxygen Supplement

Sitting still often leads to you breathing more slowly and shallowly. However, your body needs oxygen to function at peak efficiency. You can easily get a refreshing boost by using a pure canned oxygen supplement. It will give you a blast of O2 that will give you the energy that you need. You can use it whenever you feel aren’t feeling as alert as you’d like.

Open the Blinds

If your space is dark, it may be making you sleepy. You can keep this from happening by opening up the blinds. Even if you can’t get outside, allowing the natural light into your work-space can help you to feel more alert. It’s an easy way to make you feel less sluggish throughout the day.

Eat the Right Snacks

You are probably tempted to turn to a sugary snack when you are feeling sleepy. While the sugar will give you an energy boost, you will find that it’s very short-lived. In fact, you may feel more lethargic than you were before after you eat certain foods. Opt for snacks that don’t have a lot of sugar such as carrots, nuts, and whole-wheat crackers.

Don’t turn to caffeine whenever you are feeling sluggish or tired. Try one of the tips mentioned above to give you the refreshing boost that you need. You may find that they will help you remain alert and refreshed more effectively than caffeine does.

About the author

Anita Ginsburg

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn't writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.

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