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9 Ways to Find More Energy

Skip the Red Bull. Step away from the 5-Hour Energy. We'll show you the smartest ways to power up when your reserves are running low

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Ah, if it were only that simple. But there's no disguising the fact that fall is the sleepy season, thanks to the effect of diminishing daylight hours on your body. As the sun sets earlier and earlier each day, your levels of sleep-inducing melatonin begin rising sooner, says John Caldwell, Ph.D., a psychologist who has researched fatigue for NASA and the U.S. military. This can make you feel drowsy well before bedtime. Add to that the usual daily dose of work stress, a less-than-perfect diet, a chronic shortage of shut-eye, and hours gazing at glowing touchscreens, and it's a wonder you're not facedown at your desk by noon.

If that's the trick, here's the treat: simple, expert-approved strategies to help you power through your day. Just try to keep your eyes open long enough to follow our list, and you'll find the solution best suited to your type of tired.

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