1) i find that stretching can help. Maybe a few mins in the morning, a few minutes before you start working/working on a project or a few mins mid-day and at night. i'll post a link here if anyone is interested. 2) Those energy drinks can also help give a boost----think nitrous to engine as energy drink is to body. But i would only recommend every now and then; For example if a project needs to be urgently finished. a)i like MOnster b) i think there's a "'lil coke" in redbull. (small traces) 3) RE: taking naps during the day: Generally, everyone is going to get sleepy during the inverse midpoint of their normal sleep schedule. For example, if you sleep from 10pm to 6am, then you will generally get drowsy around 2pm (the mid-point between 10 and 6). Exercise can help the quality of sleep such that you might not need to take naps during the day. Will comment on this further later.