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Coffee Sleep

You're probably familiar with situations where your day goes by so fast, you still have a lot of work ahead of you and it seems like you can't sleep. A good solution in this case is not to torment yourself and take a short nap if possible. Better yet, try the so-called coffee dream.

What is the "coffee dream" and how does this technique work?

The original name of the event is coffee candy. However, the number of people who use the term "coffee dream" is also quite large.

By the way, the word “sleep” better reflects the situation in which a person sometimes falls during the day, between approaches to work: this is not the usual deep night rest, but a light recharge on the verge of sleep and wakefulness. You can hear the sounds around you, you become aware of yourself, but at the same time, the brain perceives everything from afar through the curtain of sleep.

When this happens, the magic chemistry comes into play: A substance called adenosine binds to receptors in the brain and slows nerve activity. However, if caffeine enters the blood at this time, it will quickly and clearly replace adenosine. The work of nerve cells will not slow down, but will accelerate, although you will not feel it at rest.

Conclusion? Double the energy boost from caffeine and sweets!

How to sleep with coffee: the right technique

Prepare a cup of coffee and drink it quickly after it cools down a bit. Right after that, go to the side. It's actually recommended to lie down, but at worst you can take a nap in an office chair. Make sure to mute the sound on your phone and set a timer of 20-30 minutes. A scheduled signal will help you wake up on time.

Important points to consider;

Your standard glass should contain at least 100 mg of caffeine. This is about 2 teaspoons.

Sugar can interfere with the transition to a state of sleep, so it is undesirable to add it.

If you plan to go to bed at your usual time in the evening, make sure there is at least 6 hours between 'nap for coffee' and 'lights out'. It is most convenient to arrange a coffee nap no later than 16:00.

On average, caffeine begins to act after half an hour, during which you need to cover your head and take a nap.

A timer or alarm clock is an essential part of the schedule, as oversleeping can be worse than not getting enough sleep. If you fall into a deep sleep in the middle of the day, your circadian rhythm is disrupted: You may wake up slowly and unfocused, and have trouble falling asleep in the evening.

What else do you need to know about the "coffee dream"?

Why drink coffee when you can only sleep for 20 minutes?

Scientists have proven that "coffee sleep" is several times more effective at restoring energy than just coffee or just sleep.

What should you do if you can't sleep?

If you haven't been able to sleep, don't fret: even a casual rest with your eyes closed is good anyway. What's more, coffee will still do the favor.

Who is suitable and not suitable for "coffee sleep"?

Theoretically, it will suit everyone, but in practice you need to look at the characteristics of the body. For example, people who are used to drinking a lot of coffee and have developed a caffeine tolerance may feel nothing. And “coffee sleep” in owners of gastritis can provoke an exacerbation of the disease. Also, if a person does not know how to fall asleep during the day, it is unlikely that he will work well.

“Coffee sleep” is a relatively recent method, but it has long since destroyed the usual notion that caffeine and falling asleep are incompatible. If you do not have any contraindications, be sure to try and write if you managed to gain strength in 20 minutes!


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