Sometimes a nap turns into a big mistake. You sleep for a while, only to wake up more sluggish than ever. And sometimes you’re too rundown for caffeine. Those are the moments when you’re just as tired post-java, but jittery too.
Thankfully, coffee naps (and tea naps) are different. They help you quickly access the best of both worlds.
What is a coffee nap?
Coffee naps coordinate the main onset time of caffeine, so you take a super short nap, then wake when it takes effect.
- Drink a cup of coffee or caffeinated tea.
- Set your alarm for 15-20 minutes later.
- Go to sleep.*
You’ll wake up feeling the benefits of quality sleep and a dose of caffeine.
When to do it:
So whether you’ve had a late night out, your energy is dragging during the week or you’d appreciate a cognitive boost in the afternoon, coffee naps can help you accomplish everything you need.
*Don’t worry if you don’t fall asleep quickly or easily. Dozing off a little goes a long way.