Sep 182014

Last week I posted an article about coffee naps. Just to refresh your memory…the theory is if you drink a cup of coffee or a shot of espresso then take a 15-20 minute nap you will feel greater effects than just drinking the coffee or just taking a nap. Well after reading the article then hearing others talk about it as well I decided I would give this a try.

The results…inconclusive. For now. Honestly I’ve only tried this once so far. Was I alert when I got up from my “nap”? Yep! Was I MORE alert than just taking a nap. Yeah, I’d say so. Was I MORE alert than just chugging some coffee? Can’t tell.

I drank the coffee pretty fast, turned off the tv and closed my eyes for 20 minutes. I never really fell asleep, but I did drift around in limbo for a little bit. While I was napping, I felt like I could tell the caffeine was kicking in. I’ll give it another shot and see if I can get better results.

Try it out and see what you think!

(I know some of you can poke holes in my scientific method used here. Don’t worry I will gather more data.)

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