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What You Need to Know about Caffeine and Sleep

caffeine coffee insomnia Oct 22, 2019

If you're wondering what's keeping you up at night, it could be the coffee that you drink during the day. Caffeine is safe for most adults and can even have important health benefits. On the other hand, too much of it can contribute to insomnia and other sleep issues.

While you could give up coffee without sacrificing any essential nutrients, it's rarely necessary to go that far.

Learn how to enjoy your daily caffeine habit and still stay well rested.

 

Facts about Caffeine:

1. Understand the chemistry. Caffeine is a stimulant. It blocks the effects of a neurotransmitter called adenosine that makes you feel sleepy. It also increases your dopamine levels so you become more alert.

2. Spot the symptoms. You've probably noticed that it's more difficult for you to fall asleep after you've been drinking coffee. Caffeine can disrupt your body clock because it suppresses melatonin. You may wind up reducing your sleep time as well as the amount of restorative deep sleep that your mind...

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