How to Stay Awake Without Caffeine

This week Reactions is telling you how to stay awake with science. You’re tired and you need an energy boost, but you don’t want the jitters from caffeine. What to do? In this week’s video, we give you some chemistry-backed tips — one of which involves cats — to boost your productivity and stay awake without refilling the coffee cup.

Water in the Body –

Watching Cat Vids –

Cute images/improved attention:

Light and the Neurotransmitter Orexin –

Single Bout of Exercise –

Water, Hydration and Health –

Music and moderate task difficulty –

Human-animal Interaction –

Hypocretin/Orexin System –

On Dehydration – Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook 5th Edition

What Favorite Songs Do to Our Brains –

Pleasure response from music –

Blood components –

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Music by
David Digg – Pink Fog
David Digg – Magnetic

Kirk Zamieroski

Alison Le
Kirk Zamieroski

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Anne Andrews, Ph.D.
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.

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