What is the benefits of nap compared with coffee
Probably as the most people, you will be drinking a cup of coffee to eliminate drowsiness. However, a research conducted by Patricia Sagaspe, PhD, at the Clinique du Sommeil located at CHU Pellegrin, Bordeau, France on 24 people prove that sleep, though only briefly, is far more effective to eliminate sleepiness when compared with drinking coffee.
The research that quoted by sheknows.com took 12 young people aged 20-25 years and 12 men aged 40-50 years old. The participants were asked to drive as far as 125 miles at night between 18:00 to 19:30. Then, to test the differences in the effects of coffee and napping, after driving that evening, most of the participants were given a cup of coffee with a content of 200 mg caffeine, while the rest were asked to sleep for 30 minutes. After that, the participants were asked driving again at 2:00 to 3:30 in the morning. As a result, participants who consumed coffee found themselves feel more sleepy while driving when compared to those who slept for a while.
From the results of such research, it seems clear that the benefits of a nap should not be underestimated. A nap can help our body fresh again and ready for the next activity.
So, if you feel fatigue and sleepiness, you should spend a little time to close your eyes before resuming activity again. you will be more productive and concentration upon waking.