Energy boost in the office

Energy Boost im Office

Does coffee increase productivity?

In our current series 'Office Lines' we give you tips and tricks on how to optimize your everyday office life. Read here how you can boost your energy in the office.

Coffee is particularly popular as a source of energy in the office. It is believed that black gold ensures increased creativity and productivity. If the next appointment is just around the corner, a quick grab for a coffee cup can help boost your energy level.

We asked ourselves: Does coffee actually make everyday office life more productive? And are there alternatives to the energy boost via caffeine.

1. Short-term energy boost with caffeine

Many studies show that coffee increases cognitive abilities. Memory, attention and creativity are said to be supported by the black drink. But what is often overlooked is that the energy boost from coffee only lasts for a short time. When you reach for the next coffee cup, a coffee cycle begins. Be careful, get used to it!

2. Coffee doesn't make you awake, coffee stops you feeling tired

Caffeine doesn't make you awake. But caffeine stops the body's own neurotransmitter that makes you tired. 'Adenosine' is created throughout the day, especially when our cells use a lot of energy. The later it gets, the more tired we become. Coffee blocks the adenosine receptors in the brain. The body appears awake again.

3. Coffee and sleep

A cup of coffee stays in the body for up to 24 hours. If you start your office day at 8 a.m. with a classic Long Black, 25% caffeine will still be detectable 12 hours later. Of course, this affects healthy sleep.

4. How many cups of coffee can you tolerate?

A maximum of 400 mg of caffeine per day is recommended, i.e. around 3-4 cups of coffee. This amount can play a positive role in warding off heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's. Because coffee is rich in antioxidants. But excessive coffee consumption can lead to irritability, upset stomach, rapid heart rate and shortness of breath. Everything in moderation, we would say.

5. Energy Boost without coffee?

Conclusion: We see coffee as a luxury food. And as such, black gold is definitely justified in everyday office life. But as a reliable source of energy at work, we recommend a visual form of caffeine.

The coffee alternative is: productive light . Because this makes the body active without showing habituation effects and other undesirable side effects. According to the motto 'Light Is The New Coffee', with the right daylight lights, productivity in the office can be boosted even without a cappuccino. The HEAVN daylight light has integrated awakening light and provides an energy boost at the push of a button.

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