If you want a cup of coffee or six after dinner, go for it. Believe it or not, you should still be able to fall asleep.
A new study out of Florida Atlantic University found there’s NO connection between drinking caffeine at night and having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
So what DOES affect people’s sleep? The researchers found that when people smoked or vaped within four hours of bedtime, the nicotine had a significant effect on their sleep.
Alcohol had a negative effect too, although not as much as nicotine.
Now . . . all this being said, the researchers say it’s not a license to start chugging coffee before bed because you might be more sensitive to caffeine than average.
So make sure coffee at night doesn’t affect YOU personally before you make it part of your nightly ritual.