Coffee Naps-More Nonsense For You To File!

Posted on December 11th, 2014 · American Music/Events/Other


* Coffee Naps- More Nonsense For You To File!

Jeff Eats just read this story on

More crap, I mean- nonsense for you to file!

Not sure, but to “follow” this coffee nap-thing, you’re gonna need a stopwatch or something to keep time!

Can Coffee Improve Your Nap?

When you’re tired, you have the option to drink some coffee, or to take a nap. What happens when you do both? Catie joins DNews to explore the world of coffee naps.

A good 20-30 minute nap can life-changing. OK, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but research has shown that naps help battle feelings of sluggishness, sleepiness, and general feelings of unproductiveness. But research has also shown that having a cup of coffee before your snooze can improve the quality of your nap. Sound impossible? Its true!

Here’s why: your body produces a chemical compound called adenosine to make you sleepy. Your adenosine levels will rise slowly throughout the day until they hit a peak, usually in the evening, which is when most people fall asleep. While you’re asleep, your body breaks down all that adenosine and you wake up feeling refreshed.

Caffeinated beverages takes about 30 minutes to reach their peak effect. So if you were to quickly down a cup of coffee and immediately take a nap, you’ll wake up just as the caffeine is kicking in it will have less adenosine to compete with. 20 minutes is the perfect amount of time because longer naps lead to sleep which can be hard to wake up from without feeling groggy. So, viva disco naps! FYI, since there’s a lot less caffeine in tea or soda than coffee, you’ll have to drink a lot more of it to feel the same effects. Caffeine pills takes about an hour to kick in, so be sure to take that into account when planning your coffee nap.

How do you feel about naps? Are they the highlight of your day or do they just make you more tired? As always, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Now- for the men out there…are you thinking nap, or what!

Told you this Coffee Nap thing sounded like nonsense to Jeff Eats.

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3 Comments to “Coffee Naps-More Nonsense For You To File!”

  1. LODI says...

    You are a breath of fresh air to the food blog set.
    Love your style.

  2. KSR says...

    I’m not sure, but I think I get the meaning of the picture with the two cups.

  3. Jane D says...

    I’m thinking Cialis with that coffee.

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