We tried a ‘nappuccino’, the new revolutionary way of re-energising
The coffee inspired science of napping
A new study might change the way you drink coffee and you might feel a whole lot better for it. Combining a nap and caffeine are the latest iconic duo to solve all of your sleepy problems.
Daniel Pink, an author in behavioural sciences, has a theory for the next trend in the coffee industry. A nappuccino has a simple technique, drink a coffee, and then go for a twenty-minute kip. The result should be that when you wake up, you feel recharged, refreshed and ready to go.
— Daniel Pink (@DanielPink) February 1, 2018
Napping is an essential part of the average student's life. Our schedules are packed with too many lectures, deadlines, work and multiple instances of alcoholism a week. Sleep often takes the brunt, and is neglected, only leaving a few precious moments in the day where we can catch up.
Speaking to The Tab Sussex, Sofie Jackson told us: "After a classic Pryzm Wednesday, a nappucino is the perfect saviour."
Hungover, with unwritten essays, I decided to give the nappuccino a go in the hope of revitalisation. I drank a strong coffee to ensure the caffeine hit was effective and then took myself off for a twenty-minute nap.
Personally, I usually wake up from naps feeling more tired than when I started. The nappuccino, however, was a success. I woke up feeling a lot better than I usually do, feeling well rested, rather than groggy and more exhausted.
To boost your energy, experts suggest ten – twenty minutes is the best length for a nap. During this time, you are in the lighter stages of sleep and therefore, waking up again after is easier. After 30 – 60 minutes, caffeine has peaked in the bloodstream and is at its most effective.
As a result, when you wake not only have you had an energy-boosting nap, but the effects of the caffeine have also come into play. Talking to Inc via the Success Talks Podcast, Daniel pink says: "when you're waking up from that ideal 20-minute stretch, you get a double boost."
So, if you're feeling despresso, have a nap and an espresso. The nappuccino works and is a trend I can definitely get involved with.