A Coffee Nap is Not an Oxymoron

Communication-Speaker-Colette-CarlsonIf you’re like this motivational speaker, coffee is not just a morning ritual, but a morning requirement. And, after a long night, I’ve been known to reach for a jolt of caffeine in the afternoon rather than a heathier choice – a short nap. Can you relate? But what if I told you that you could up your energy and productivity by doing both? That’s right, scientists have discovered that quickly drinking a cup of coffee then lying down for 20 minutes actually boosts your alertness levels. Two caveats – you’ve got to drink the coffee quickly – iced coffee or an espresso might be a good option if chugging hot coffee repulses you. Second, even if you’re unable to nod off, you still need to rest and attempt to sleep, but just for 20 minutes.

Imagine if this technique caught on. In addition to people tapping away on their laptops, they might be napping away on the table at a local Starbucks. Feeling sleepy? Chug a mug of the drug and be a 20-minute slug.


Step into the Truth Booth, improve your life, and laugh along the way with funny motivational speaker Colette Carlson. How did she go from emotional coward and the Pizza Delivery’s favorite customer to #1 sales producer for sales legend Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy, featured in Success Magazine, a 50 lb. weight loss, and inspiring audiences at Microsoft, Accenture, Pepsi, Boeing, and organizations worldwide? Visit her at http://www.ColetteCarlson.com or call 760-230-1212.

Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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  1. Oh how I LOVE this! Who knew? My absolute two most favorite things in the world. Sleeping and drinking coffee. And I can put them together! You gotta love it!

  2. LOVE IT!!!!!!!  I'm afraid I have not mastered the 20 minute nap. Ever. I lay down and it's an hour or two – easy. But I'm willing to give it another shot. And I love coffee! One of life's greatest pleasures. 

  3. My gift to all my motivational speaker friends is a lavender eye pillow. I don't fall asleep but with one of those babies over my eyes I feel my body literally sinking into the mattress.  Now I can't wait to send a jolt of caffeine down my gullet and see what kind of renewed energy comes out of that cat nap!  Thanks Colette!

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