Many folks have felt the struggle of trying to make it to the finish line during the work day. Or perhaps you've needed to take a break to recharge before your evening plans. Whenever that lull hits, you can harness the power of caffeine and sleep to get a boost of energy.
Plenty of us can attest to the benefits of coffee throughout the day to keep us focused and alert. But did you know that if you combine that caffeine kick with a quick power nap, you can be even more invigorated? This might seem like a contradiction, but if you put them together and master the timing, you can unlock a super boost.
The science says that a caffeine boost typically takes 20(ish) minutes after consumption to take effect. Power naps, which are short bouts of sleep at strategic times, have long been known to help your memory, cognitive skills, creativity, and energy level. When you put these two together they are the perfect team.
It's the old Reese's conundrum:
How to do it:
In order to take a coffee nap, simply drink your cup of coffee (or any other caffeinated beverage of choice) and then immediately take a short nap. When you wake up, you will feel incredibly refreshed and alert.
Some tips to make this technique most effective:
- Don't overdo it on caffeine - a normal cup of coffee will do it.
- Make sure your nap is a short 20 - 30 minute quickie
- You may have to try it once or twice before you perfect how to do it
- Try to wind down as you drinking the coffee
I've done this dozens of times and I can't recommend it enough. Give it try and unlock the power of coffee naps!!!