What Are the Facts About Naps?
Coffee + Power Nap = Bonus Nap
Did you know that it takes about 20 minutes for caffeine to kick in after you drink it? You can take advantage of this little piece of knowledge by drinking a cup of coffee immediately before taking a short 20-minute nap. Then when you wake up, you have the benefits of the nap and the caffeine hitting you at the same time. This is especially helpful if you are preparing for something like an all night cramming session.
Best Time to Nap
The best time to nap is usually in the early afternoon, between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m., for those who keep regular hours. This falls just after lunch, when our bodies naturally get tired anyway. For those who sleep odd hours, prime nap time is about seven hours after waking up.