Caffeine:How your morning cup of joe could be affecting your sleep at night.

London, ON, Canada / 106.9 The X
Caffeine:How your morning cup of joe could be affecting your sleep at night.

Caffeine, its the most used drug worldwide. With over 90% of Canadians drinking or eating this drug and the average person consuming 2-4 cups a day, its no wonder why their is a Tim Hortons on every street corner. It’s found in a lot of daily products we consume from chocolate and ice cream to tea. If you ask your average college student what they need before class, most would say coffee.

 

Though, this substance might be useful in the morning to help you function throughout the day its not so useful for your sleep schedule. Denise LaLonde, owner of Twist fitness here in London says that caffeine can mess up your sleep pattern and cause issomina, no matter what time you drink it since it lats for several hours after you consume it.

” I see people everyday stuggle with a caffeine addiction as a nutrionist and many of them dont realize how much a couple cups of coffee can affect your sleep. It stays in your body up to 8 hours after consumption and can cause sleep disorders long term. ”

 

Caffeine begins to affect your body very quickly. It reaches a peak level in your blood within 30 to 60 minutes. It has a half-life of 3 to 5 hours. The half-life is the time it takes for your body to eliminate half of the drug. The remaining caffeine can stay in your body for a long time.

So if you’re looking to not wake up so groggy and wake up alert, skip the cup of joe in the morning and drink water or a herbal tea instead. You’ll be thanking yourself later when you head to bed for a long night of zzzz.

 

 

 

 

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