Coffee, coffee, coffee. That’s all I can think of when I first get up in the morning.
There are SO many benefits to drinking coffee! The taste, the way it makes you feel, the alertness you feel, it even can benefit your hair!
But if they main reason for drinking coffee is to wake up and be alert, you may want to actually wait.
According to a registered dietitian, if you actually want to get the most out of your daily caffeine dose, there’s a prime-time window that delivers the biggest benefit.
According to Huffington Post, while so many of us are in the habit of pouring a cup of coffee immediately upon wakeup, waiting just a little while both prevents the anxiety and mood swing that some coffee drinkers experience, and sustains the energizing effect for longer into your morning.
So here’s the science behind it: For some coffee drinkers, their anxious feelings after drinking coffee may be the result in your caffeine clashing with cortisol (a hormone that’s triggered when the body experiences stress).
According to the report, cortisol combines with adrenaline to provide an advantageous jolt of energy about 30 to 45 minutes after we wake up. Some experts consider this part of the body’s natural means of waking up.
After this affect has worn off, you should then drink your coffee! It’s the best window of opportunity to get your caffeine buzz without that pesky anxiety trying to join in. Hope this helps!