Top 10 Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your Caffeine Hit

Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are enjoyable for the taste alone, but sometimes you might be thinking about their caffeine content more than the flavor. Here are the top 10 things you should know about this wonderful drug and how to use caffeine more efficiently.

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I was taught that the darker roasts had less caffeine as it was leeched out by the roasting process, so that milder coffees actually gave you more of a jolt than espresso roasts, if prepared the same way.

Caffeine is known to double the impact of certain pain medications (not unlike the grapefruit effect). For those taking few different medications during the day for chronic pain, the dose can be halved by taking it with coffee.  Less drug, more coffee, no downside!

The Secrets Of Highly Efficient Napping

I didn’t fall asleep – I was trying to suffocate a fly in my eye…

Not all naps are created equal. Some naps have been shown to rejuvenate where others boost creativity. What’s more, when you nap can be as important as how you nap. Here’s how to nap like a professional, nap-taking machine. Here’s how to nap like you MEAN IT.

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Sleep has been something I’ve come to respect more now that I train/exercise more.  I’d been testing my training plan in September, and by mid November/December I was noticing I was getting run down.  I’d have energy for a physical workout, but at my desk at work?  I was powering down around 10 AM, after having difficulty waking around 6:30.  I’d been passing it off as having to do with the days getting shorter and less light.