Most people simply refuse to start their day without having their caffeine fix. But most people don't know that there's a delicate way of drinking coffee that will determine the level of energy you'll have that day.
1. Avoid Coffee If You've Just Woken Up
The explanation is pretty simple: drinking coffee right after waking up can affect your body's natural energy levels. Most treat their morning coffee like their energy fuel, but what they don't know is it's the direct contribution to that sluggish feeling we tend to feel every morning.
According to studies, caffeine interferes with the production of cortisol, the hormone that signals your body to be awake and responsive. The best time to have coffee is an hour or so after you've woken up.
2. The Secret Is In Choosing The Right Coffee
If your main reason for drinking coffee is to boost your energy, start consuming coffee labeled "light roast". This is because the darker the coffee gets roasted, the more caffeine gets wasted away. If you can, always use filtered water for your coffee as bad water = bad coffee.
3. Combine Caffeine With Naps
Yes, taking naps right after drinking coffee is a good thing. In fact, it is encouraged. Why?
Sleeping decreases the amount of adenosine, the chemical that makes you feel tired. Caffeine, on the other hand, helps block adenosine. Therefore, taking coffee naps will have you feeling more productive after waking up.