In order to make a short daytime nap more effective and wake up with the maximum amount of energy, it is worth drinking coffee before falling asleep.
Yes, it sounds absurd, because caffeine is a powerful stimulant that fights drowsiness. However, science has the opposite opinion on this matter: the effectiveness of Coffee Nap has been proven by clinical studies.
In order for coffee to begin to act, it needs to pass through the digestive tract, only after it enters the bloodstream — after 20-30 minutes. That’s how much time you have to take a nap.
During sleep, the amount of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that increases the feeling of sleepiness, decreases, and it does not interfere with the work of caffeine. Waking up half an hour after such a «coffee» dream, we feel more alert, concentrated and ready to return to work.
For Coffee Nap to work the way it should, there are a few rules to follow:
- The coffee must be black. If you can’t drink coffee without additives, try to limit yourself to milk or cream and go without sugar.
- Immediately after you finish your coffee, set your alarm and go to bed.
- Sleep time should never exceed 30 minutes. Otherwise, you run the risk of going into a deep phase of sleep and instead of getting an energy boost, you will get a broken state and increased irritability.