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Menswear issue 09/22/2014


A new craze is sweeping American college campuses—and it’s something you might want to introduce to your own routine: the coffee nap. Here’s how it works. When you’re feeling sleepy in the middle of the afternoon, drink a large cup of coffee (16 to 20 ounces), as hot as you can stand it. Now—and this is very important—before the caffeine kicks in, turn out the lights and go immediately to sleep. Here’s what happens next: While you are enjoying your nap, the caffeine begins to perform its chemical magic. Twenty minutes after you closed your eyes, you will wake up, fully refreshed and ready to focus on the task at hand.

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