12/16/2013 06:57 am ET Updated Sep 23, 2015

5 Easy Ways To Wake Up Without Coffee

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There's no time of year we love to sleep in more than winter. Colder temps, shorter days, and a later sunrise make it all too tempting to stay in bed and put off the start of your day.

You may notice yourself relying on coffee more than ever to shake off the morning grogginess. Yet you still may find yourself feeling lethargic. In fact an estimated 54 percent of American adults drink at least a cup of coffee a day. And get this -- a survey of over 7,000 adults by Le Meridien Hotels found more people would choose coffee over sex first thing in the morning!

While we can't deny we love the soothing, crisp aroma, and get the bulk of our antioxidants from our daily java jolt, the caffeine could actually be making you feel pretty lousy. Though caffeine serves up an initial dose of alertness, too much caffeine can cause sleep disturbances, irritability, and even anxiety. So if you're on the hunt for something to perk you up without causing jitters or if you need to cut your costly Starbucks habit, here are some quick, easy ways to wake up without the coffee.

5 Ways To Wake Up Without Coffee


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