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The Cognitone Power Nap

The Cognitone Power Nap

The importance of sleep

Quite simply, sleep is the most powerful restorative process for the body. Whether you’re chasing optimal mental performance, fat loss or muscle building, you need sufficient sleep.

If you’re struggling to get enough sleep, read on because I will give you a very powerful tool to quickly shortcut this problem – Introducing the caffeine nap!

While the idea of napping might only seem like something for kids or the elderly, the 20-minute power nap has been shown by three scientific research papers (1, 2, 3) to have amazing restorative benefits for the mind and body.

In addition, whilst sounding totally counterintuitive, research (1, 2, 3) also shows that if you consume caffeine immediately before napping and sleep for 20 minutes or less, you can exploit a quirk in the way both sleep and caffeine affect your brain to maximise alertness.

Caffeine is a powerful stimulant that can help you stay focused and alert.

How the caffeine nap works

When you drink coffee, caffeine is absorbed through the small intestine and passes into the bloodstream. Here, it crosses into the brain where it locks into receptors that are normally filled by a similarly-shaped molecule, called adenosine.

Adenosine is what is responsible for natural tiredness. When it binds to receptors, it causes drowsiness by slowing down nerve cell activity. But when caffeine locks to the receptors, it speeds up the nerve cells.

The process from drinking a cup of coffee to feel its effects takes around 20 minutes. The logic behind the coffee nap is that sleeping naturally clears adenosine from the brain. This means napping for 20 minutes will reduce your levels of adenosine just in time for the caffeine to work.

In other words, the nap combined with the caffeine provides you with a quick and easy whole-body recharge that won’t leave you feeling groggy when you wake up!

When to take a caffeine nap

Our urge to sleep is controlled by our ‘circadian rhythms’ (commonly known as the ‘body clock’). Our body clocks are hardwired to increase the urge to sleep at three points every day: 1-3pm, 5-7 pm, and nighttime. A caffeine nap is best taken during the 1-3 pm daily sleep time window.

Helping you achieve your best mental performance, Cognitone will have you feeling switched on when you need it most.

The best form of caffeine

I’ve experienced the greatest benefits from a caffeine nap when using Bulk Nutrient’s Cognitone.

Cognitone is Bulk Nutrients' premier nootropic supplement, featuring 13 synergistic ingredients, including caffeine to deliver ‘switched-on performance’. Whilst caffeine alone works for a caffeine nap, its effects are supercharged as part of Cognitone due to its synergistic actions with the other nootropic ingredients.

How to take a caffeine nap

  1. Dose up with a 1/2 to 1 scoop of Cognitone immediately before lying down for your nap
  2. Set your alarm for 20-minutes and start napping!

A couple of tips

  • Avoid sleeping beyond 20-minutes by setting two alarms. Whilst the caffeine should naturally wake you if it doesn’t and you sleep beyond 20-minutes, you risk dropping into a deep sleep cycle which will make it harder to wake up and leave you feeling lethargic upon waking.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t fall asleep. What’s important is that you use this period to close your eyes and disconnect from the world for a while. Falling asleep is great, but so is catching that place on the verge of sleep (when you’re not quite awake but not quite asleep either). So too is that point of daydreaming when you’re not really thinking about anything at all when your mind is just a big blank.
  • Upon waking, take 5-minutes to reorient yourself by getting some fresh air and sunshine as soon as possible.


  1. BONNET, M. and ARAND, D., 1994. The use of prophylactic naps and caffeine to maintain performance during a continuous operation. Ergonomics, [online] 37(6), pp.1009-1020. Available at: The use of prophylactic naps and caffeine to maintain performance during a continuous operation.
  2. Hayashi, M., Masuda, A. and Hori, T., 2003. The alerting effects of caffeine, bright light and face washing after a short daytime nap. Clinical Neurophysiology, [online] 114(12), pp.2268-2278. Available at: The alerting effects of caffeine, bright light and face washing after a short daytime nap.
  3. Reyner, L. and Horne, J., 1997. Suppression of sleepiness in drivers: Combination of caffeine with a short nap. Psychophysiology, [online] 34(6), pp.721-725. Available at: Suppression of sleepiness in drivers: Combination of caffeine with a short nap.

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