Monday 25th September 2017

    Why coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone!

    If you're feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up - and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert - there's something you should try. It's more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap. It's drinking a cup of coffee and then taking a quick nap. This is called a coffee nap. It might sound crazy: conventional wisdom is that caffeine interferes with sleep. But if you caffeinate immediately before napping and sleep for 20 minutes or less, you can exploit a quirk in the way both sleep and caffeine affect your brain to maximize alertness. Here's the science behind the idea. More here..

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