You hit the alarm, roll out of bed, and get ready to greet the day. Nothing helps you feel more awake than a fresh cup of that caffeinated miracle elixir known as coffee. But while you’re slamming down a much-needed cup of joe in the early a.m., consider that you might not be taking in caffeine at the optimal time.
As the people at AsapSCIENCE explain, the way caffeine works is more complex than the caffeine going in and you feeling less like murdering everyone. It actually interacts with your system in different ways depending on the time of day, and can be more or less effective depending on when you have it.
Watch the video below to learn when you should actually be drinking coffee.
Now that you’ve learned about circadian rhythms, you’ll have a better understanding of when you should indulge in a venti-mocha-whatever latte and when you should stick to water.
Everyone’s chemistry is a bit different. Once you figure out what works for you, you’ll be energetic at the right times and still manage to get a good night’s sleep.