☕️ Ah coffee, wonderful bean juice, how I love thee! ☕️
Are you a coffee lover or hater? ♥️❌
Does it kick start your morning? ☀️
Do you reach for it to beat an afternoon slump? 🥱
If it's the latter, and you suffer from poor sleep - then hey…..coffee could be your issue.
Caffeine has an AVERAGE half life (the time is takes for half of the active dose to leave your system) of 6 hours.
It can be much shorter in some individuals, but much longer in others.
Therefore, if you're reaching for a double espresso shot at 4pm to try and find the energy to make it through to the end of the day, there's a chance that this is still buzzing around your system and impacting your sleep at bed time.
We've spoken about how important sleep is, and good quality sleep at that - SO THIS IS AN ISSUE!!
As a rule of thumb, I avoid coffee for the 9hours before I plan to go to bed.
Being sleepy in the evening is a good thing, it prepares your body for rest.
Sleeping is a good thing.
Coffee is a great thing - but let's keep it to those AM hours ☕️
NB Everyone is different. Some people can have a coffee at 10pm and still sleep. If you work night shifts the rules are also different!