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Caffeine Napping
Posted By Scott Bird
Caffeine Napping

Caffeine Napping.

OK, having recently given up caffeine I’m not about to rush out and try this. However, for those of you who do drink a coffee or two prior to a workout, you may well want to give this a go. If anyone does, I’m interested in any effects (good or bad) to workout performance.


Sleep researchers at Loughborough University were looking at various ways to keep motorists awake on long journeys. The winner – perhaps somewhat surprisingly – was the ‘caffeine nap‘.
The idea is simple : drink a cup of coffee and immediately take a brief (15-20min) nap. This helps clear the body of adenosine, a chemical commonly believed to make you drowsy.

Incidentally, if this has got you thinking about your own diet, you might like to swing by Examine.com. Fantastic site.

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