Coffee and naps can be your best tool for a productive day

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BERLIN, GERMANY – JANUARY 24: A cup of just-brewed flat white, a variation on the classic cappuccino, stands on a counter at Bonanza Coffee Roasters on January 24, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Bonanza founder Kiduk Reus is among a growing number of so-called third wave artisinal coffee bean roasters who are finding a niche market […]

BETHESDA (KXAN) — If you’re waking up tired and debating whether to nap or drink coffee, try both. Scientists call it “coffee naps” and they say it works.

They say drink a cup of coffee, then nap no longer than 20 minutes. Researchers say while you’re napping for 15 to 20 minutes, the coffee fights a chemical that your body produces that makes you feel tired. When you wake up from your nap, scientists say you feel rested and ready for the day.

There are several articles floating around about the 1997 study published in Psychophysiology. Click here for a link to the study and a report from NBC News.

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