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Is It Okay To Have Caffeine At Night?

By Michelle L Published 10/20/2009 | Food & Drink


Many people love drinking coffee. Some people can drink as much coffee as they want without losing sleep at night but there are some people who can not sleep at night if they drink coffee before going to bed. When I go out, I always try to avoid caffeine after dinner because I will not be able to sleep at night if I drink coffee. I donít know whether you are aware or not, but some people are of the opinion that caffeine can stay in your system for a period of about ten hours. This means that if you have the drink at eight in the evening then it will stay in your system till six in the following morning. If you are prone to losing sleep at night after having caffeine, then this means that you should not touch coffee ten hours before you go to sleep at night.

On the other hand, whether or not it is okay for you to have caffeine in the evening depends on how your body reacts to it. If you love coffee but you are not sure whether it would be wise for you to drink that last cup of coffee for the day in the later part of the evening, then I would advise you to first try drinking coffee during that time and see how your body responds to it. If you can not go to sleep after you have had the coffee then you should not drink it so late in the evening. On the other hand, if you can go to sleep even when you have had your last drink late at night then it means you can drink coffee without losing your sleep.

It is important that we get at least eight hours of sleep at night so that we will be productive and active when we are awake. The last thing you would want to spend hours trying to get some sleep at night after youíve had the last cup of coffee late in the evening. So if you want to be able to sleep properly at night, I would advise you not to drink coffee so late. Even if you would like to drink something in the evening when you are out with your friends or loved ones, try drinking something that does not have caffeine in it. There are many drinks that are offered by the coffee shops or restaurants that do not contain caffeine so you can choose from those drinks.