Scientists agree: Coffee naps Open offices are overrated 2 days 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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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 Delawer
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
Jumarinne Mhae
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.
ULTRA KWON
Must be some weak coffee. I roast my own coffee, and the caffeine effect is instantaneous from the first sip.
Ilham Wicaksono
Somebody told me that many truck drivers in my country has been using this method since god knows when.
Jake Bolling
Yeah that would be real nice if I could fall asleep in under
Vicky Sotomayor
I do this all the time!!!!!
Viveshan Basgaran
Yeo i used to always tell my friend that coffee makes me sleeping. Just an intuitive feeling when I drink it initially.
Daniella Darindigon
So this is the term for what I've been doing for 10 months and counting. Jesus.
Kevin Lu
I did this for many years . Finally someone explains why.
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