WEBE Wellness: Caffeine Delay

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WEBE Wellness: Caffeine Delay

You wake up in the morning and you have a cup of coffee. That’s how your day starts – but, instead of having that first cup right away, if you give yourself some time, it may be better for you.

Caffeine delay is a new trend – it’s where you wait an hour or so before coffee.

Social media influencers are talking about it – and experts say there’s truth to it, but only if you limit yourself to one cup of coffee per day.

Right after we wake up, our adenosine levels are at their lowest, that’s what makes us drowsy, and it’s why one cup of coffee or anything with caffeine doesn’t work as well in the morning, which is why a lot of us have a second cup.

As those levels rise through the day, when you’re dragging through the workday, or when you start to get drowsy at night, coffee affects our bodies more strongly, and wakes us up when we need it then.

However, if you still want that cup first thing, and you feel like you need it, the effects of delaying it aren’t really going to help. So set that programmable coffee pot for your normal time tonight!

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