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Is it true that it doesn't make you sleep?

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Coffee is among the most consumed drinks by Italians and beyond, some beliefs demonize it: is it true that if taken after dinner it does not make you sleep?

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Between drinks most consumed by Italians and not only there is the coffee. There hot drink in question it is taken both in the morning and in the afternoon, many avoid it in the evening especially after dinner in order not to have insomnia problems: but is it really true that it doesn't make you sleep?

Many times, in fact, this drink is eliminated in the evening due to the caffeine contained in it. In fact, some recent studies have shown that coffee has no impact on sleep quality unlike sleep nicotine and ofalcohol.

A study conducted byHarvard Medical University and from Florida Atlantic University have confirmed, through various studies and research, that sleep is not affected by caffeine but by nicotine and alcohol.

The experiment involved 785 people on a total of 5,164 nights. At the end of the experiment, as suggested above, the researchers found that caffeine does not affect sleep in the least, but other factors influence it.

For example, according to the study in question, smoking a cigarette before bedtime would decrease sleep by as much as 42 minutes. We will explain why later.

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After dinner coffee does not affect sleep, alcohol and nicotine do: that's why

After dinner coffee, truths and false myths: is it true that it doesn't make you sleep?
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The coffee it is therefore one of the most consumed drinks, but also among the most demonized ones due to the high content of caffeine present inside. From some recent studies, as has already been explained in the previous paragraph, it turned out that coffee does not in any way affect the sleepbut other substances do.

Among the substances in question is alcohol and nicotine, that's why. Nicotine is at the forefront of sleep disturbances, in fact, among the study participants, smokers were among those who had the most problems falling asleep.

The participants in the experiment were monitored and from the hours of sleep made it emerged that smoking a cigarette during the four hours preceding sleep means sleeping 42 to 47 minutes less.

If nicotine affects the minutes and hours of sleep, alcohol affects the quality of it. In fact, the study found that sleep quality in drinkers is worse than in those who don't consume alcohol.

About the author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Barry Lachey is a Senior Editor at Zobuz. Previously he has worked for FOX Sports and MSNBC's "Morning Joe." he is a graduate of the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.

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