So if you were tired and had to drive, what would you do? If you said, take a nap or have some coffee….man you’re smart! You know what apparently some medical researchers didn’'t know, or just had to prove to themselves.
New research in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that driving performance was better after drinking half a cup of coffee or taking a 30-minute nap than when drinking decaffeinated coffee or not taking a nap. Perhaps the most interesting thing of the driving study was that the cup of coffee didn'’t later interfere with quality of sleep.
And in another study, a hospital divided a group of medical interns into a group that could take an uninterrupted nap during long shifts and a group that did not have this opportunity. it appears, shockingly, the nap group was less tired, even after only a short nap.
An editorial writer says that sleep deprivation is a growing problem in the workplace. He writes "a nap followed by a cup of coffee may save a life." So when you’re sleeping on the job, and you get caught, tell the boss you’re doing what’s best for the company…but we didn’t tell you to say that!