Heavy eyelids? Daydreaming constantly? In danger of dozing despite the fact that your desk chair is ridiculously uncomfortable? We’ve all had our days (okay, weeks) at work where our alertness levels are extremely low.

Fortunately, there are remedies—and no, we’re not going to tell you to get more sleep. We’ve rounded up the most innovative ways to get and stay at Energizer-Bunny status.

  1. Don’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed. There’s actually a science to waking up. (Medium)

  2. We all know coffee gives us an energy boost—but when’s the perfect time to have that cup of joe? (Popular Science)

  3. If you’d rather rely on natural methods, here are 12 non-caffeinated ways to banish sleepiness. (Inc.)

  4. Learn from the best: how Nike’s CEO, Apple’s CEO, and Michelle Obama get their superhuman energy. (Forbes)

  5. That post-lunch slump is the worst. Replace the sleep-inducing plate of pasta with a meal that will keep you on your toes for the rest of the workday. (The Kitchn)

  6. You can go from zero to 60 in three minutes with these tricks. (Woman’s Day)

  7. Sometimes, only a power nap will do. Here’s how to pull off taking one at work. (Business Insider)

  8. For those working from home, these 10 tips for staying awake will keep you in business. (About.com)



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