Feeling Low Energy? Here’s Why.

The afternoon crash is so real. So is the morning fog, the after-work slump, and sometimes, the alllll-day drag.

We’ve all been there! And we all deserve better. So before you reach for another cup of coffee, it’s worth looking deeper into why you’re feeling low energy, and what you can do about it. With the help of some science and a little detective work, you can find a reason and a remedy for every energy lull.

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The future of energy drinks is here. Fight the slump with Nuun Energy, an invigorating blend of B vitamins, ginseng, and optimized caffeine, made with only two grams of sugar.

Need. Energy. Now.

The future of energy drinks is here. Fight the slump with Nuun Energy, an invigorating blend of B vitamins, ginseng, and optimized caffeine, made with only two grams of sugar.

Need. Energy. Now.

The future of energy drinks is here. Fight the slump with Nuun Energy, an invigorating blend of B vitamins, ginseng, and optimized caffeine, made with only two grams of sugar.

Troubleshoot Your Energy Issues at Any Time of Day


How to have more energy in the morning

If you think you get enough sleep but still wake up tired every morning, something is amiss. You might be in need of H2O, or you might have a nighttime habit that’s unknowingly disrupting your sleep! Here’s where to start:

Drink some water
After a long night at rest, your body naturally wakes up in need of water, which can cause signs of dehydration like fatigue, aches, and fogginess. Establish a healthy hydration habit by drinking a glass of water within 30 minutes of waking. For an added lift, drop in a tablet of Nuun Energy for an extra boost of balanced caffeine, optimized electrolytes, and invigorating B vitamins.

Get more sleep
Did you get eight hours of sleep and still feel groggy? Maybe you need nine! There is no one-size-fits-all sleep solution. What works for someone else may not work for you, so trial and error can help you find the happy medium that suits your body best

Get better sleep
The quality of sleep you get matters as much as the quantity. To have more energy in the morning, look back at your actions the night before, like consuming caffeine late in the day, drinking alcoholic beverages, and using your phone around bedtime. All of these behaviors inhibit your body’s restorative sleep cycles, which is why improving your “sleep hygiene” is so important. You can also take a proactive approach with a magnesium supplement like Nuun Rest, as this important mineral promotes relaxation prior to sleep.

Weird but true:
Why do energy drinks make me tired?

Not all energy drinks are made the same — some energy drinks are simply jam-packed with caffeine, which might sound like a good thing. But in reality, it can make you even more tired than you started! With extremely high caffeine consumption, some people skip right past the energy boost and straight to the crash. Not fun.

That’s why we made Nuun Energy, a healthy energy drink option with just the right amount of caffeine. Carefully formulated to help you feel energized, not exhausted or jittery, it’s made with plant-based caffeine rather than synthetic sources.

Click here to learn more about caffeine and how it affects your brain and body.

How to have more energy during the day

The afternoon crash is a perfect storm of post-lunch digestion, a natural lull in circadian rhythms, and the downswing of your morning caffeine. In short? This one’s a doozy. Try these three ways to combat the dreaded crash:

Get some sunshine
Exposure to the sun jumpstarts your internal clock, giving your body the signal to perk up. On dark or cloudy days, try a simulated sun lamp.

Take your vitamins
It’s really challenging to consume the daily dose of recommended vitamins through food alone. But vitamin deficiencies can lead to low energy levels. Try adding a supplement to your daily routine like Nuun Vitamins, which contains six commonly under-consumed vitamins.

Get moving
We know, we know…if you had the energy, you would already be out there doing it! But here’s the annoying truth: you have to fake some energy so you can make some energy. Even if you are not in the mood for a full workout, light movement like walking and stretching will get your blood pumping and reinvigorate your energy levels.

"Even if you are not in the mood for a full workout, light movement like walking and stretching will get your blood pumping and reinvigorate your energy levels."

How to have more energy after work

After a long day, sometimes the only thing you want to do is sit on the couch. But if it happens night after night, you might be wondering how to have more energy after work so you can reclaim that time. Try these simple tricks to turn your evening around:

Take a different route home
If you feel like you’re sleepwalking and need a little boost, try breaking out of your normal habits. Something as simple as driving home a different way will challenge your brain and perk up your energy levels.

Brush your teeth
Sounds silly, but this small thing can make a big difference. Minty flavors are known for their energizing effects, so a quick brush can really awaken your senses. You’ll be thrilled, and your dentist will be too!

Drink some more water:
Yes, more water! This will help combat the fatiguing side effects of dehydration, and it will set you up for a more hydrated, more energized day tomorrow, too.

Tried Everything and Still Feeling Low Energy?

Fatigue and low energy levels are your body’s way of telling you that something is out of balance. If you try simple strategies like these and don’t feel any improvement, be sure to ask your doctor for support so you can identify any underlying issues and get your energy back on track.

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