7 Scientifically Proven Ways To Wake Up Without Coffee

Rise and shine!

Most of us rely on caffeine in the morning to wake up, get ready for work, and act like a functional human being for the day. 

While coffee has been a popular beverage for hundreds of years, we don't actually need it to wake up and be alert in the morning. Seriously. Stop laughing.

As AsapSCIENCE explains in the video below, the body has a number of natural mechanisms to make you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed — you just need to know how to unlock them. 

Before you completely write off the possibility of living a life without that morning cup of joe, there are some pretty good reasons to cut back. Drinking too much coffee can actually make caffeine less effective, adding creamers and sweeteners sneak a lot of sugar into your diet, coffee stains teeth, and the cost can really start to add up, especially if your like the gourmet stuff.

Ready to learn some easy ways to get going in the morning sans caffeine?

Check out the 7 alternatives to coffee here:

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