You don't need coffee to really wake up

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Ⓒ Dutch Height

Is that cup of coffee indispensable for you in the morning? Many people even claim that they cannot function at all without coffee. But did you know there are plenty of other ways to wake up? Youtube channel AsapSCIENCE explains.

Ⓒ Dutch Height

1) Open those curtains. Daylight suppresses the production of melatonin; a substance that makes you sleepy.

2) Close your shower with cold water. This activates the parts of the brain that provide an alert, fresh feeling. It takes a while, but then you also have something..

3) Move. Several studies show that students who exercise in the morning score better on tests. Movement promotes blood circulation, the brain receives more oxygen, which in turn benefits concentration.

4) Hydrate. In our sleep we breathe and sweat. You may even go to the toilet at night. These things make you dehydrated and that makes you tired. Therefore, start the day with a glass of water to bring your moisture level back up as quickly as possible.

5) Orange juice. According to researchers, the flavanoids in the juice make you more alert.

6) Take the time for a good, fiber-rich breakfast. A hearty breakfast gets your body going.

7) Music. Your favorite music activates certain parts in the brain that release the ‘feel good’ hormone dopamine.

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