If I drink a cup of coffee after 11a, forget about it, I'm tossing and turning until midnight. But there are some days when my brain just isn't performing and I sacrifice a few hours of sleep later for awake time now.
Apparently there is a better way and the answer comes from the very thing that made the internet takeoff in the first place. Cat videos.
There's a couple of hormones in your body, Oxytocin & Cortisol. Oxytocin makes you happy and Cortisol can make you alert. Your body naturally produces these hormones, but with a little hack here and there you can give your body a much-needed assist during crunch-time.
According to the Reactions team from the American Chemical Society, watching cat videos can increase your Oxytocin levels and give you that much need emotional boost to make it through the day.
Plus, who doesn't love a good cat video.
So if you're like me and can't handle that third cup of midday coffee, tune in a hilarious cat video and sleep like a baby tonight.