Hey there, Shift Lifers. This post is way overdue. I’m truly sorry that I’ve withheld this valuable information from you for so long.
So you or spouse works a weird schedule. Your sleep patterns are all jacked up. You’re feeling foggy and groggy, but for some reason the world still thinks you should be a productive member of society.
What’s a guy/gal to do? I mean, coffee helps. I am in a committed relationship with my morning coffee. It’s a ritual for me and I have no intentions of ever splitting with it.
HOWEVER, once my morning coffee wears off…Houston, we have a problem. The coffee crash is real. In the past, I would just drink another cup of coffee. Then another. Then another. I would drink coffee pretty much every two hours throughout the entire day just to keep me going. And if coffee was out of reach, I grabbed SUGAR. Candy, cookies, soda, or generally anything easy that would give me a quick pick-me-up.
It was an ugly cycle.
Until one fateful day…
Love At First Sip
I met her at a business networking meeting. She was full of spunk and shined brightly in the crowd. She gave a presentation on some company I’d never heard of, and handed samples to the newbies in the room. It was some kind of drink mix that was supposed to give an energy boost.
I was tired (as usual). So I found a bottle of water, sprinkled in this alleged magic dust…
And the rest is history.
Unlike my beloved coffee, there was no crash with this new juice. No jitters, no aggressive jolt—just a smooth, steady boost. I felt more focused. More friendly.
And it was delicious! Fruity and refreshing. I usually struggled the most after lunch. When my belly was full, my eyelids got heavy. But after that lunch meeting, I felt fantastic.
I asked for a sample to take home to Hub. I needed to know if he felt the same way.
Not long before that, he had fallen asleep driving home after a 13-hour night shift. His car bounced off of a guardrail along the side of a highway. Thank God he wasn’t hurt. Every night shift after that, I worried about him. He started carpooling with a coworker to give me some peace of mind, but it wasn’t always super convenient for either of them.
Maybe this new stuff could help. He took it to work that night and I told him to drink it before the drive home.
“Spark Saves Lives”
We say this to our friends with a cheeky tone, but it’s true. The morning he drank his sample, he didn’t come straight home and hit his pillow. We actually had a conversation and ate breakfast together. It was lovely. He said he wasn’t tired during the drive at all.
In fact, these days, he even has energy to hit the gym after a long night shift. Life. Changing.
Spark makes me a happier, more productive person. And since I’m not riding the energy roller coaster anymore, I’m not eating as much junk. My pants appreciate that.
Do You Know What We Know?
Have you heard of Spark? Have you tried a Spark? Because if the answer is no, we must remedy the situation.
It comes in 10 yummy flavors and mixes easily in water.
Fruit Punch (my personal favorite)
Blue Raspberry (Hub’s fave)
It’s also sugar-free and loaded with good-for-you vitamins and amino acids. Wins all around.