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Posted by on Aug. 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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Halt your afternoon habit

It’s a no-brainer that drinking coffee or tea right before you hit the sack won’t do you any sleep favors. But you also need to watch your afternoon drinks, says Joan Salge Blake, RD, a clinical associate professor at Boston University. Love your 4 p.m. peach tea? It’s got caffeine, and so do some flavored waters and even orange sodas, Blake warns. Check the labels on your favorite midday drinks—any that boast energy-boosting benefits are likely culprits. Then, if possible, stop sipping them by 2 p.m., so there’s time for their effects to wear off. Naturally, coffee drinks pack a real wallop, so stay away from them after lunch.

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by on Aug. 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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Kmakksmom
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Yep!  I drink caffeine free tea all day after lunch.  It's very rare that you see me with caffeine after noon.

bhwrn1
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:25 AM

I can't drink coffee after the morning or I'm up all night

sukainah
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Nope, I won't drink coffee except in the morning.

slw123
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Ha, no wonder I slept so good last night, I didn't have any caffeine. 

mamacalifornia
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Hmm I know soda and coffee do this but didn't realize tea also did that

LindaClement
by Gold Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Unless I'm working out in the evening (like umpiring a ball game, say!) I can't tolerate caffeine after about 1pm. Even decaf interferes with my sleep...

Hottmomma607
by Bronze Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM

I am immune to caffenine! My bestie can't have any tea or coffee at a certain time! It never affects me!

aidensmomma508
by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Yup true

celestegood
by Bronze Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:17 AM
LOL so true.
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celestegood
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:28 AM


Quoting aidensmomma508:

Yup true

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