To induce sleep, less coffee in the afternoon To induce sleep, less coffee in the afternoon

Until what time should I drink coffee in the afternoon in order to avoid altering night rest?

Multiple investigations, and among them one published on the Journal of Clinic Sleep Medicine, describe the impact of beverages with caffeine before going to sleep and recommend to avoid them at least 6 hours before going to bed.

However, taking precautions is advisable, especially when the purpose is inducing sleep fast, or wake up earlier. To this end, some health specialists, go even further and explain that the last cup of coffee to promote awareness in the afternoon should be drank even before 2:00 p.m.

The important thing to consider is that caffeine not only is a component of this grain, but also in some kinds of energizing beverages and in soft drink cans. The Mayo Clinic recommends not to exceed 400 milligrams of caffeine per day (which is equivalent to 4 cups of coffee), in young and healthy adults.

So, if you want to obtain better results among the balance of your energy levels along the day and the consumption of stimulating beverages, start assessing time and volume. Other options such as black tea and water also help to comply with your objectives without need of changing your night habits.

Related: Sleep hygiene