Study: Coffee helps you nap better - FOX 13 News

Study: Coffee helps you nap better

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Drink a cup of coffee and you'll sleep better?

It sounds confusing but there's actual science behind this. Researchers now say that having a cup of coffee and then sleeping for 20 minutes is an effective way to nap and feel refreshed.

Lisa Cohn of Park Avenue nutrition says that according to the research, having coffee then napping is better than coffee or napping alone. The reason is based on a brain chemical called adenosine. She says adenosine builds up and tells your body says go to sleep. So if you go to sleep right after your coffee, the caffeine will kick in in about 20 minutes and you will wake up and be alert.

Some coffee drinkers say the coffee nap sounds good in theory but not practice.

Maybe we're all just better off getting those eight straight hours of sleep. According to scientists, the key is to try and go to sleep right away after drinking the coffee before the caffeine hits your bloodstream.

  • HealthMore>>

  • Diabetes May Slow the Middle-Aged Brain

    Diabetes May Slow the Middle-Aged Brain

    Diabetes May Slow the Middle-Aged Brain Type 2 diabetes in those ages 50 to 65 may increase the likelihood of mild cognitive impairment (dailyRx News) As people age, their brains may not work at full speed. For...
    Diabetes May Slow the Middle-Aged Brain Type 2 diabetes in those ages 50 to 65 may increase the likelihood of mild cognitive impairment (dailyRx News) As people age, their brains may not work at full...
  • Overall US Dietary Quality Remained Low

    Overall US Dietary Quality Remained Low

    Overall US Dietary Quality Remained Low Higher socioeconomic status associated with a healthier diet (dailyRx News) Since 2000, US officials have made several policy changes in nutrition and proper food processing....
    Overall US Dietary Quality Remained Low Higher socioeconomic status associated with a healthier diet (dailyRx News) Since 2000, US officials have made several policy changes in nutrition and proper food...
  • Nonsurgical treatments suggested for women's urinary incontinence

    Nonsurgical treatments suggested for women's urinary incontinence

    Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.
    Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices