Catching up on lost sleep is easier said than done. Researchers know for certain that missing even a little sleep can lead to weight gain and other health problems. A traditional lying-in weekend doesn’t reverse the damage, NPR reported — but there are strategies to try.
One current favorite? The “caff nap” or “nappuccino.” Drink a coffee, then lie down for a nap, which will end in 20 minutes when the coffee comes online. It’s said to be effective for sleepy drivers.