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New Study Reveals The Perfect Time To Drink Coffee

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Coffee is a necessity for many people in the world. Some cannot function properly, especially in the morning, if they do not get their habitual coffee fix. The routines of many people consist of the following: getting up in the morning, taking a shower, drinking his morning dose of coffee and then proceeding to work. Coffee has become a need for many people around the globe.

However, when should you drink coffee? Contrary to popular belief, our daily routine of drinking coffee first thing in the morning is not the best time to do so.

According to Stephen Miller, PhD, of The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Cortisol levels peak at 8 to 9 am. This means that a person is naturally alert at this time.
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Drinking coffee causes problems in a person’s circadian clock.

What clock? This is every person’s hormonal body clock. We are monitored by it 24/7. It is sensed by the entire human body, through blood cells and organs.

Drinking Coffee At Night Is Bad For You

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Kenneth Wright and his co-researchers at the University of Colorado, as told to NPR, decided to conduct a 49-day sleep study that involved testing saliva for Melatonin, a sleep hormone that usually spikes up at nighttime. They discovered that people who drank coffee in the evening had difficulty keeping up with the actual time of the night and had difficulty sleeping. This was tested by how the test volunteers reacted to bright light. Apparently, drinking coffee right before sleeping will also have an effect on the next day’s productivity – it will be more difficult for someone to get up in the morning and to proceed on with her day.

And The Perfect Time To Drink Coffee Is… *drumroll*

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According to Dr. Miller, “In the morning then, your coffee will probably be the most effective if you enjoy it between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, when your cortisol levels are dropping before the next spike”. Time to kick our coffee time habits!

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