7 Ways To Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine

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Caffeine can make you feel awake, energetic, and on top of the world. But it can also make you anxious, irritable, and unable to sleep. If it tends to have the latter effect on you, you don't have to make it through the mornings without any assistance. Alternatives to caffeine exist, and while they may not pack quite the same punch, you might not necessarily want that.

"Fatigue and lack of energy are some of the most common complaints doctors hear from their patients," Dr. Christopher Hollingsworth, endovascular surgeon at NYC Surgical Associates, tells Bustle. "While many people are content to rely on caffeine for its immediate energy boost, there are habits and lifestyle changes that can be adapted to help increase energy levels — and benefit overall health for the long term."

While guzzling coffee may seem like an easy fix, its effects will wear off over time, and you may start needing more to feel an effect, which could exacerbate negative side effects like insomnia, nervousness, and stomach irritation. If you can't tolerate caffeine or don't want to depend on it, that doesn't mean you have to spend the day with your energy dragging. Here are some energy boosters that are completely caffeine-free, according to experts.