If 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.