CAFFEINE’S EFFECT ON YOUR ENERGY AND YOUR SLEEP
If you live with a sleep disorder, chances are that you have a love/hate relationship with caffeine. Although it can help you fight off the fatigue that accompanies sleep disorders, it can also end up interfering with your sleep even more. This can create a vicious cycle that will be hard to break. If you drink caffeine, then timing your consumption could be important to managing your sleep disorder symptoms.
Caffeine can impact your system for a long time after you initially consume it. Caffeine peaks in your bloodstream about 30 to 60 minutes after consumption, but it remains in your system for much longer. The half-life for caffeine is between three and five hours. Studies have shown that having caffeine even six hours before bedtime can still impact your ability to fall and stay asleep. Clearly the relationship between caffeine and sleep is a strong one, and worth your time and attention.
At Sleep Dynamics, we help patients overcome sleep disorders with a combination of behavioral sleep medicine and treatments like oral appliance therapy. Find out how to manage your sleep disorder in Central New Jersey by calling us at (848) 217-0240.