Does “snorting” coffee enhance its effects?
July 25, 2012 5:48 AM Subscribe
Does running brewed coffee through your sinuses and nasal passage enhance its effect?
posted by Shepherd to Science & Nature (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was drinking coffee and it went down the wrong way, but to avoid spitting it up I tried to choke it down. It backwashed up through my sinuses and after a few seconds of valiantly trying to hold it back, it washed out mostly through my nose. 30 minutes later, I feel accelerated, jittery and a bit headachey -- far more caffeinated than I usually do after a coffee in the morning.
Is this purely psychosomatic, or has effectively "snorting" coffee somehow augmented my absorption of the caffeine?