Some people like refresh themselves with a cup of coffee. However, when should we stop drinking coffee before bed?
What is Caffeine?
Found mostly in coffee, tea, cacao, and kola nuts, Caffeine can be used as stimulant and diuretic. Steep plant in water, and then extract caffeine from it.
As the most widely consumed pharmacologically active substance in the entire world, caffeine activates the central nervous system, causing temporary stimulating effects.
Coffee Effects on Sleep
We should ingest caffeine before bed is 6 hours. Caffeine ingested at both 0, 3 and 6 hours before bedtime will cause significant effects on sleep disturbance, compared with a placebo. Avoid drinks high in caffeine (coffee, colas and tea) for at least 6 hours prior to bedtime. But, many people like to drink coffee between 6 pm and 12 am, thus sleeping is effected gravely.
People who ingest 300 milligrams of caffeine before bedtime cannot fall asleep and wake often.
How much caffeine is found in coffee?
You will find 95 – 200 mg of caffeine in a typical brewed 8 oz cup. As an 8 oz cup will only have between 27 – 173 mg of caffeine, instant coffee contains a tad less. Latte and other specially drink contain between 63 – 175 mg of caffeine.
How much caffeine is found in different foods?
|Coca Cola||12 oz. (237 mL)||23-35 mg|
|Green tea||8 oz.||24-45 mg|
|Black tea, decaffeinated||8 oz.||0-12 mg|
|Black tea||8 oz.||14-70 mg|
|Red Bull||8.4 oz.||75-80 mg|
|Sprite||12 oz.||0 mg|
|Pepsi||12 oz.||32-39 mg|
|5 Hour Energy||2 oz.||200 mg|
|Excedrin Extra Strength||1 tablet||65 mg|
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