What are COFFEE NAPS and can they really help you energize through the day?
There are few things in the world more marvelous than a cup of coffee…or a nap. Combining them seems like the most ingenious idea in the world, and that’s called coffee naps. How has it taken science so long to reveal that this magical mixture works perfectly?
For those who are uninitiated, this coffee/nap dynamic duo works in tandem because of timing. Basically, it takes approximately 20 minutes for your body to register the kick of caffeine. And 20 minutes is also the perfect length of a nap, allowing you to rest without leaving you groggy. If you drink some coffee before laying down, the caffeine will start percolating in those veins just as you’re waking up from your nap. You’ll feel awake, refreshed, and alert!
How much coffee is safe?
While there’s evidence that coffee naps work, are coffee naps really safe?
Taking about caffeine consumption, consuming 300-500mg a day of caffeine (or to 2-3 large cups of coffee) is safe, as about seventy percent of caffeine is converted to paraxanthine, which has no apparent toxic effects.
Drinking excessive amount of coffee (more than 500 mg caffeine a day) may cause symptoms of nervousness, irritability anxiety and effects of palpitation, agitation, and tremors.