Coffee: The Secret to a Great Nap?

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Coffee is something that nearly 90% of the population in the U.S. drinks often, many of us daily and multiple times daily. Not only does it clear out the cobwebs in the morning and help us feel alert, it can be a delicious and enjoyable way to start your day as well as your afternoon. However, many of us rely on coffee to take over after we were unable to get enough rest the night before. Instead of fighting that sleepiness during the late afternoon, research has shown that a quick power nap or half an hour or less can actually be like a reset button for your brain. Longer than a period of 20-30 minutes, however, can leave you in a sleepy stupor the rest of the day and then wide awake at bedtime. So, what are you to do when you’re desperate for a nap but don’t want to be up all night? Drink a cup or just under of coffee before taking a nap. That’s right — coffee before a nap.

When you drink a cup of coffee before a nap, you are giving your body just enough time to get a little bit of rest in while your stomach digests the coffee and sends the caffeine into your bloodstream. This helps you awake from a short power nap refreshed and alert instead of desperate for more naptime. While it probably isn’t ideal for you to sneak off for a power nap every day at work, when you can’t focus on anything but your exhaustion, a cup of coffee before a nap can help you finish your day strong.

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