CAN WE DRINK COFFEE AT NIGHT? A REVIEW BY NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS

Expert opinion from Deidre Huysamen

Dietician - Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services · 7 years of experience · South Africa

This is actually dependent on your genetic profile, more specifically on the ADORA2 gene. Depending on the variation of the ADORA2 gene you poses, caffeine is more or less likely to affect your sleep. Those with the sensitive variation of the ADORA2 gene should avoid consuming caffeine in the afternoon, and no later than 3pm. Those with the less sensitive versions of the ADORA2 gene can consume coffee (caffeine) much closer to bed time without experiencing any negative side effects. Tolerance can also play a role. This means the more regularly you consume caffeine before bed time, the less likely it is to effect your sleep and vice versa.

Expert opinion from Cassia D Muller

Bechelor in Nutrition · 2 years of experience · Brazil

It's not very smart. Coffee, to a greater or lesser extent depending on your sensitivity to caffeine, interferes with sleep. This generates learning difficulties, poor concentration, mood swings, propensity to chronic diseases and difficulty gaining lean mass.

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Expert opinion from Mariana Brkic

Bachelor in Nutrition · 10 years of experience · Argentina

As this infusion provides caffeine one side effects of drinking it at night would be insomnia and poor sleep. Caffeine also may cause stomach upset, and increase heart rate.

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