We all know that not getting enough sleep can wreck our day. It turns out that 33% of Americans don’t get enough sleep, but the Army is out to help us be alert anyway. They wanted to maximize troops’ neurobehavioral performance, so they turned to caffeine and science.
The researchers discovered they can optimize cognitive function by monitoring sleep patterns and coffee intake and the algorithm was born! They believe that following the formula can increase cognitive benefits by as much as 64%.
The good news? You don’t have to drink a gallon of coffee a day and in the end you can reduce how much you drink by 65%. It’s not as easy as “drink the coffee at this time.” It’s going to require an app. So the Army is hooking up with 28-Alert to add the algorithm to their app so you can find out when and how much is best for you. The app will monitor you, feed the info to a computer, and spit out what you need to know.
Basically, it will tell you what the best “dose” of caffeine is for you and when to drink it. As a bonus, the app will help you figure out the best sleep schedule for you too.
Source: New York Post