Why Coffee Naps Are A Great Trick To Making Yourself Alert

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Cafe_D_Why Coffee Naps Are A Great Trick To Making Yourself Alert

Get Your Favorite Coffee Drinks From Cafe Delirium

Cafe Delirium is widely known for carrying the best coffee in Gresham. So, when you need to stop for coffee, Cafe Delirium should be at the top of your list! We’re also proud to act as Gresham’s living room. We offer plenty of seating and space for our customers to sit and relax with a cup of coffee. Whether you’re visiting friends, studying for a big test, or meeting with some business partners, Cafe Delirium welcomes you! We also have free WiFi so everyone stays connected.

The Trick To Really Waking Up

We’ve all hit that mid-day slump. It’s hard to pull through the day once your brain has decided you are tired. Some of us rely on hot delicious coffee from Cafe Delirium to shake off our tiredness, while others prefer to re-energize by taking a little nap. Did you know that combining both just may provide you with the results you’ve been looking for?

The Science Behind The Coffee Nap

What’s a coffee nap? Simple: it’s a 20-minute nap you take after drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverage of choice. This may seem crazy – delirious, even! Caffeine is known to interfere with sleep, after all. The trick, however, is in the timing.

When caffeine is absorbed through your small intestine, it passes into your bloodstream and then it crosses into your brain. There, it competes with adenosine. Adenosine is a byproduct of brain activity, and when it accumulates at high enough levels, it plugs into certain receptors and makes you feel tired. Caffeine, however, can also plug into those receptors, blocking the adenosine. It can’t block all of the adenosine because it is competing against it to get into these receptors. This is why you can still feel a little tired even after a cup of coffee. This is where the nap comes in.

Sleeping naturally clears adenosine from the brain. If you nap for longer than 15 or 20 minutes, your brain is more likely to enter deeper stages of sleep that take some time to recover from. But shorter naps generally don’t lead to this so-called “sleep inertia.” It also just so happens that it takes about 20 minutes for caffeine to get through your gastrointestinal tract and bloodstream anyway. So, if you take a 20-minute nap, you’re clearing away the adenosine just in time for the caffeine in your coffee to reach your brain and wake you up!

The next time you need to get out of a tired slump to get through your day, grab a cup of coffee from Cafe Delirium and try a coffee nap!

Wake Up With Coffee From Cafe Delirium

You can visit Cafe Delirium on Main Street today. Relax with the best coffee in Gresham while enjoying the beauty of Historic Downtown Gresham. Curious about our coffee and food? Feel free to take a peek at the menu before stopping by. Choosing any other coffeehouse would just be delirious! Come to Cafe Delirium today.


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