Awesome Energy Lifehacks #1: Caffeine Naps

Who doesn't want to have more energy throughout the day? In this series, we're going to look at a few simple yet surprisingly effective lifehacks to boost your energy levels. First up: caffeine naps! In one of my other series of articles (Strange But True Fitness Tips #16), I talked about how drinking caffeine before a 20-minute power nap is one of the best ways to increase energy levels post-siesta. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Source:[/caption] Caffeine eliminates adenosine, a molecule that tells your brain that you are tired. It doesn't actually stop you from being sleepy, but it basically prevents your brain from picking up the tired signals. However, it takes about 20 minutes to kick in, giving you just the right amount of time for a nap! The soothing warmth of the coffee will help you to doze off, and when you wake up, you'll have a lot more energy. According to a study done in Japan, not only will a caffeine nap help boost energy levels, but it will help to improve brain and cognitive function!
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