Turns out you should stop drinking coffee pretty early to get a good night's sleep 1 month ago

Turns out you should stop drinking coffee pretty early to get a good night's sleep

We've clearly got some bad habits...

If you're having trouble sleeping at night then it could be down to how late you drink your coffee.

A sleep expert has given advice for those of us who still want to drink coffee during the day, but sleep well during the night.

He says it's all down to the timing and when you should stop drinking coffee.

According to The Mirror, Dr Andrew Rochford said:

"What you put in your body can heavily affect your sleep.

You can potentially get away with a coffee in the afternoon, probably at the latest one to two pm."

This may seem very early to some people so Andrew says that it can be adapted to suit different people.

He added, "You've got to have your own barometer but general rule is not after lunch."

An easy way to get around this, if you still enjoy the warmth of a cup of coffee in the late afternoon or evening, would be to substitute it for decaffeinated coffee. You'd be surprised how nice some of them are, with barely any difference in taste.

Just something to consider if you toss and turn before getting to sleep at night.