Wake-up call Gulp down a cup of coffee just before you hit the hay and you’ll be in for a rough night, right? Totally, and now US scientists have found that not only does a caffeine kick before bed disrupt your sleep, it might be shifting your body clock, too.
During a small study, researchers found that if a bunch of volunteers drank a double espresso three hours before lights out, their circadian clock was delayed by up to 40 minutes.
Since your body clock is responsible for letting your brain know when it’s time to snooze, when to start the day and when to feel hungry, any shift to its natural cycle can have you feeling way more sluggish and peckish than usual. Make our nightcap a peppermint tea.