Sleep… There’s nothing like it. Lovely, gorgeous, beautiful sleep. Don’t we all want 8 hours every night? But let’s get real here for a moment. Sometimes that doesn’t happen. Sometimes life.
A recent study in Germany set out to discover if coffee really can fill in the gaps of those sleepless nights. They created an experiment of two groups, both restricted to 5 hours of sleep for five days in a row. One set received regular coffee and the other decaf. During the day they were required to do a variety of cognitive tasks, testing their reaction time, processing, etc.
It turns out for three days the regular coffee drinkers outperformed the decaf drinkers. But after that, the results were indistinguishable.
So it turns out coffee really can help you function at a higher level on less sleep, for a period. But there is no long-term substitute for sleep. But my momma could have told you that. 🙂
So grab some of your favorite Big E Bearded Coffee to get you through those days, but don’t forget to rest.