For many people drinking a cup of coffee is a great way to get a boost in the afternoon or a pleasant way to finish their evening meal.
However, recent research has documented that drinking coffee even in the afternoon can have a detrimental effect on your sleep pattern.
The study, out of Detroit’s Wayne State University, examined the effects of caffeine when taken at different times of the day.
Christopher Drake, lead author on the study is an associate professor at Wayne State and an investigator for the Henry Ford Center for sleep disorders and research.
He concludes that drinking coffee in the late afternoon can cause similar “negative effects on sleep” to drinking a caffeinated beverage near to bedtime.
Drake’s recommendation is that if you are looking for a night of good sleep, you should avoid any caffeine after five pm.
Caffeine and coffee have long since been associated with sleep problems.