Scientists agree: Coffee naps How a 15-year-old solved a Rubik's Cube 1 day ago   02:25

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Is your napping technique backed up by scientific research? This one is.


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It's counterintuitive, but scientists agree that drinking coffee before napping will give you a stronger boost of energy than either coffee or napping alone. To understand a coffee nap, you have to understand how caffeine affects you. After it's absorbed through your small intestine and passes into your bloodstream, it crosses into your brain. There, it fits into receptors that are normally filled by a similarly shaped molecule called adenosine. Adenosine is a byproduct of brain activity, and when it accumulates at high enough levels, it plugs into these receptors and makes you feel tired. But with the caffeine blocking the receptors, it's unable to do so. Here's the trick of the coffee nap: sleeping naturally clears adenosine from the brain. So if you nap for those 20 minutes, you'll reduce your levels of adenosine just in time for the caffeine to kick in. The caffeine will have less adenosine to compete with, and will thereby be even more effective in making you alert.

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Comments 865 Comments

jupiter is a bean
i can confirm this
Kissy, Kissy!
So being interested in neurology myself, I think this study is a waste of time and money considering it's hypothesis and figuring out what's actually going on in it's implications. We hear about a lot of scientific studies, and I would appreciate it if more authors listed the authors/funders for the study. We are seeing a dramatic increase in scientific studies driven by capital. John Oliver actually did a report on it on Last Week Tonight, I believe.
MAES ‘
Here I’m after 8h nap :)
Sriraam P - Architect
I’m really sceptical.
Tae Tae's wife
I thought I took a coffee nap but I don't think it counts if I chugged a whole Starbucks cup and then sleep for 2 hours and now I actually want to sleep and I can't and really need the sleep I have a school trip tomorrow it is currently 3:37 a.m
sebas forest
What about first sleep 20/30 min and then coffee? Works for me...
SuperPatchy
Hahaha I used to experience this after work when I'd drink coffee in an attempt to stay awake, get even sleepier and then wake up totally energised. In my case the coffee's warmth made me drowsy, but it's nice to know it actually is a thing to do this.
Harsh Khurana
Coffee naps are not a good idea as caffeine from any source (here coffee) can relax your LES muscle (the muscle that stops food from flowing back to your mouth) and can increase the risk of heartburn as you would be laying down making food to put pressure on your relaxed LES.

And also after half awake half asleep i get frustrated instead of active
King Beyekh
Thank you!!!
I've been implementing this technique for over a year now and it has helped me with excersise and study.
Omar Delawar
2019 Comment: Who has actually done this and does it really work? I don't drink coffee, unfortunately, and can't test this hypothesis myself.
Darren Zhou
This video has educated me to spend my time wisely and thrive in school. I love this drug 😍
Quina Pangilinan
Idk why but i fall asleep everytime i drink iced coffee
dbsk06
Or just SLEEP MORE. But we can’t
Lengostino
OMG Americans we have been doing this in Latine America for centuries. AND WE ARE NEIGHBORS!
Dylan Litt
The title says scientists agree but the video says there is not a lot of evidence supporting the theory???
g8620784 -
If it takes you more than 20min to fall asleep, you're f*cked
Ryandika Terragandewa
I did this..but sometimes i do with red bull than take a nap
Yawea Ree
so i should eat the coffee powder before nap.. sounds like a plan ;D
Miguel Garcia
Does Adderall naps also works?
Ignacio Morales
Drink Coffee from Costa Rica.
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