Kicking Caffeine?

Coffee-Crazed WomanIt’s hard to wake up in the morning with coffee, let alone without. Here are nine tricks people use to get out of bed, stay out of bed, and wake up . . . without using caffeine.

1.  Immediately drink a glass of water.

2.  Put your feet on the ground as soon as you hear the alarm.

3.  Immediately get into the shower . . . especially a cold shower.

4.  Put the alarm clock on the other side of the room, so you have to get up to turn it off.

5.  Don’t do anything else in bed other than sleep.  If you get used to eating, watching TV, or reading in bed, your brain associates your bed with something other than sleep.  And that’ll make it harder to get up in the morning.

6.  Plan your breakfast the night before . . . and make sure it’s something you like.  When you wake up, you’ll be hungry and happy about eating.

7.  Eat an apple.  It can work better than caffeine.  We’re not sure why, but trust us . . . try it and you’ll see.

8.  Do four or five minutes of basic exercise . . . like stretching and jumping.

9.  Change the song or sound from your alarm clock regularly so you never get used to it.

About The Author

Brent Lee

QMIX Afternoon Guy, Brent Lee, grew up near Greensburg -- where he started working on the radio at age 14. Growing up as an only child may have been lonely at times, but it led him to be the creative, fun guy we all enjoy on the radio! Brent graduated from North Decatur High School and Ball State University. His first summer during college, Brent actually filled-in as the QMIX Afternoon Guy all summer, when there was a full-time opening on our staff. Little did he know he would return to that job many years later. Brent has worked in radio all over Indiana (and a bit in Illinois too), claiming to never have had a real job. And he’s has been back at QMIX since 2011. We hope he’ll be here for a long time to come! Some of Brent’s favorite things are IndyCar, movies and good food!

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