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5-Hour Energy Announces 'Where is Your 5-Hour Energy Shot' Contest

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One of the reasons 5-Hour Energy fans can’t get enough of the energy shot is because of its portability. 5-Hour Energy is a no-nonsense travel buddy that can keep you bright and alert anywhere. So we’re asking you:

"Where is your 5-Hour Energy Shot?"

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 26, post a picture of your 5-Hour Energy Shot on the road, in the air, at sea — anywhere — and you could win enough 5-Hour Energy to keep you focused and energized for a full year! Bonus points will be given for creativity and for photos taken in far-out places, so don't be afraid to think outside the box on this one.

One of our fans had the right idea last year. He took his 5-Hour Energy Shot all the way to the base of Mount McKinley (Sorry man, you're going to have to think of a fresh idea for this contest).

After you've taken the winning photo, you can submit your entry using one of three methods:
  • Tweet your photo @5HourEnergyGuy: If you have a Twitter account it's easy to tweet photos using tools like Twitpic and yfrog. Just remember to tag your tweet with #wheres5hour so we make sure your photo is in the running for the big prize.

  • Post a pic to our Facebook Fan Page: First make sure you're a fan by "liking" 5-Hour Energy. Then, on our Facebook Wall, write a description for your photo that includes the phrase "Here is My 5-Hour Energy Shot." Before clicking "Share," attach your photo by selecting the icon in the lower left-hand corner.

  • Upload your entry to the 5-Hour Energy Website: Visit the 5-Hour Energy Fan Photos section of the Website and fill in your info and a caption, which should include "Here is My 5-Hour Energy Shot." Attach your photo and you're good to go.

The contest starts October 26, but get your entry in before the submission deadline on December 18, 2010. 5-Hour Energy representatives will consider each submission, but only the top three entries will be given a prize:
  • Grand prize: 1 year supply (365 bottles) of 5-Hour Energy

  • Second Prize: 6 month supply (180 bottles) of 5-Hour Energy

  • Third Prize: 3 month supply (90 bottles) of 5-Hour Energy

For more information and contest details, visit 5HourEnergy.com/contests.


5-Hour Energy Celebrates Gateway's Last Lap by Offering $5 Tickets

Monday, October 18, 2010
The bad news: The Oct. 23 race at Gateway International Raceway is will mark the final NASCAR racing event at Gateway under the ownership of Dover Motorsports, Inc.

The good news: 5-Hour Energy is paying homage by sponsoring Gateway's last lap during the "5-Hour Energy 250."

The best news: 5-Hour Energy is offering racing fans NASCAR Nationwide Series race tickets for just $5!

NASCAR lovers raring to go to the "5-Hour Energy 250" can take advantage of the $5 Grandstand tickets by calling the Gateway ticket office at 1-866-35-SPEED or visiting GatewayRaceway.com. But, fans are reminded to make it snappy because quantities are limited.

We know, we know — we're too kind to 5-Hour Energy Racing fans. For those who feel the compulsion to express your undying gratitude, you can post messages of thanks on the 5-Hour Energy Facebook Page or Tweet @5HourEnergyGuy. You can also keep us updated during the race by posting updates on the position of the 5-Hour Energy racecar, #66 driven by Steve Wallace.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will be on track on Friday, Oct. 22 at Gateway for two practice sessions at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 23, qualifying begins at 9:35 a.m. before the start of the “5-hour Energy 250” at 3 p.m. EST.


Up and at ’Em: Wake Up Energized Without the Snooze Button

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Before we were blessed with his invention of the light bulb, the human race benefited from an average 10 or more hours of sleep because their sleep cycles were regulated completely by daylight. The light bulb, combined with other bothersome inventions — including deadlines, reports and the 60-hour work week — has slashed our average shuteye to just over six hours. Now, instead of waking up with a good stretch, many of us reach for the snooze four or five times before dragging ourselves out of bed.

It may not seem possible, but the habitual "arm-flop to snooze button" morning method can be avoided. With a little training, some self-motivation and possibly a few ingenious contraptions, you can minimize the morning grog and evolve into the proverbial lark.

Amend your sleep schedule

Your brain's sleep schedule is dominated by your circadian rhythm, which motivates your body to sleep about every 16 hours. However, sleep deprivation can result if you get less than one hour of sleep for every two hours of consciousness. The best way to prevent dazed and confused mornings is to get the sleep your body craves. If you don't, you'll develop a sleep debt that affects work performance, mood and health. Start by:
  • Reserving at least 7 hours for a good night's sleep and sticking to it.
    Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day — even on weekends and holidays

  • Limiting naps to 30 minutes or less

  • Keeping your sleeping quarters quiet and dark. Even seemingly small disturbances like the LED light from your alarm clock and random noises that fail to wake you can cut your quality of sleep

  • Avoiding big meals and alcohol right before bed.

Train yourself into a new regimen

When you're just waking up, your brain is controlled by your most basic immediate needs. Instead of thinking logically, "I need to wake up to prepare for an important meeting," your body tells you "you're still tired. You need rest." At this point in the morning, our bodies will likely be the victors. However, some have conquered this problem by practice.

Try simulating an early morning without the snooze alarm when you're already wide awake. Wait until its dark, pull on your PJs and practice leaping from the bed immediately at the sound of your alarm. Repeat the routine until you no longer have to think about the action steps and you'll stop bargaining with yourself in the morning.

Once you're out of bed, get your blood flowing immediately. Workout in the morning, sing, walk your dog or race your spouse to the bathroom. Physical activity will jolt your brain awake.

Find novel motivation

Did you notice that when you were little, you had no problem waking up early on your birthday or Christmas morning? Apply the same principle each morning. Rather than focusing on a dreaded routine, give yourself something to look forward to as soon as you wake up:
  • Promise yourself a breakfast treat or a specialty cup of coffee

  • Splurge on shampoos, scrubs and shower fixtures that make your morning prep an indulgent activity.

  • Make plans for early morning social activities.

Get a new toy

The compulsion to sleep-in isn't a novel one — that's why several alarm clocks with features that top simple bells and whistles have rolled, flown an sonic boomed their way into the marketplace. Here are a few that look promising:
  • Nifty alarms: Nanda Home developed Clocky and Tocky. When these alarms go off, the devices thrust themselves off your nightstand and roll about the room until you catch and turn them off. The Flying Alarm Clock operates on the same principal — except in the air. Also consider the Sonic Bomb and the Puzzle Alarm Clock.

  • iPod app: The Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock application tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up gently when you're in a light sleep phase.

  • Imitation sunlight: These dawn simulators trigger chemical releases in your body that act as a natural wake-up call.

Practice meditation:
Some proponents of inward reflection believe you can simply tell yourself when to wake up and your body will comply. There is some scientific backing to this, which is often referred to as a "natural alarm clock." This inner wakeup call is caused by a burst of a stress hormone called adrenocorticotropin, which is released because of the unconscious anticipation of the stress of waking from your slumber.

Undergo an Eyeball Transplant
Studies show that your tendency to be a night owl or an early bird is, in part, based on your genetics. Those with darker colored eyes have more difficulty waking up in the morning than their blue-eyed counterparts. This is the result of the chemical our bodies release when our retinas sense sunlight. Though this method might not be a feasible fix for another millennium so, the scientific reasoning behind it might get you a late pass for work.



NASCAR Fans Invited to Participate in Online Racing Contests

Friday, October 8, 2010
Extreme NASCAR fans would do just about anything for a chance fly to Miami to watch the last race of the season in-person. Well, 5-Hour Energy has the hook-up and, lucky for you, we're not going to make you eat anything outlandish or wrestle in blow-up sumo suit to win. All you have to do to enter the Weekly Race Results Contest is correctly tell us the position that Steve Wallace finished for each race this season and you could win!

The grand prize is round-trip airfare and hotel stay for two in Miami plus $250. We suggest using the cash to score tickets to the race — but if you're itching to go to the Seaquarium or get matching shell tattoos, be our guest!

The checkered flag for this contest will wave on Saturday, October 30, which means the final entry will be the finishing position of the 5-Hour Energy Car in the Gateway 250 on Saturday, October 23. Be sure to include your name and email address for each entry so we know how to contact you if you're the winner.

Looking to chase some 5-Hour Energy without jetting-off to Miami? Join in the 5-Hour Racing Scavenger Hunt Contest. Explore the 5-Hour Website and locate all 15 racing tokens by locating all 15 racing tokens. They will look like this:

You have until November 20 to collect all the tokens and enter each code number and corresponding word on the Contest Code Entry Form. Your correct entries could win you a one-year supply of 5-Hour Energy — that's 365 bottles to keep you focused and energized! Prizes will also be given for entrants who place second (one-month supply) and third (12-day supply) and all winners will get to take home a 5-hour energy shirt and hat.

Good luck!

* All entrants must agree to the Rules, Terms and Conditions for each contest in which they participate. A list for each can be found here:

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