napping woman

Not too long ago, in our condominium, one thing very dramatic has been occurring within the mornings…

I’ve been waking up at 5 a.m.

FIVE A.M. It’s nonetheless darkish out. The birds aren’t even chirping.

My thoughts isn’t spinning; I’m nonetheless drained; however my physique is awake. I don’t know what’s inflicting it (a magnesium deficiency? generalized anxiousness? perimenopause?), however regardless of the motive, for the previous month, my eyes have been popping open earlier than the first light, and I find yourself feeling exhausted all day.

Fortunately, this morning, at our neighbor café, the barista urged an important resolution: espresso naps. Have you ever ever heard of them? “I found them in faculty,” she advised me. “You chug a cup of espresso and instantly lie down. Set your alarm for 20 minutes. You get up fully refreshed.”

Apparently science backs this up. Research have proven that caffeine plus a brief nap improves efficiency, versus simply caffeine or simply sleep.

So, this morning, after ending my chilly brew, I lay down for 20 minutes — and I did really feel a lot better upon waking. Who is aware of? Possibly this 5 a.m. factor received’t be so dangerous in spite of everything.

Ideas? Would you attempt a espresso nap? Have you ever already? What time do you get up within the morning?

P.S. A bedtime trick that’s altering our lives, and the factor that stunned me most about my marriage.

(Photograph by Reidar Pritzel.)


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