Halt your afternoon habit
Itâ€™s a no-brainer that drinking coffee or tea right before you hit the sack wonâ€™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? Itâ€™s got caffeine, and so do some flavored waters and even orange sodas, Blake warns. Check the labels on your favorite midday drinksâ€”any that boast energy-boosting benefits are likely culprits. Then, if possible, stop sipping them by 2 p.m., so thereâ€™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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