I forgot how early mornings started…
Once I got that second or third cup o’ java, however, I found myself good to go – and having a blast! Thanks for the kind wishes thus far as Jen and I get nestled in as a team for KISS Mornings (we’re still wrestling over real estate in the control room AND parking spots, but it’s civil. At this point, anyway.)
Here’s something I learned recently, though – the BEST time to have your coffee? Between 10am and noon.
Dietitian Lindi Cohen tells the Daily Mail that when you first wake up, your corisol levels are at their peak. Caffeine impacts on your body’s production of cortisol levels….so when you slam back a lot of coffee first thing in the morning, your body produces less cortisol and you become dependent on caffeine for your energy kick.
…which would explain why I feel addicted to drink the stuff first thing in the morning.
It’s a far better idea to save your cup for mid morning, when cortisol levels have come down again. Granted, every person has a different tolerance for caffeine, but as a general rule of thumb (not to mention a quality night of rest), don’t have a cup at least six hours before you go to sleep. Cohen recommends 2pm as the latest time for a coffee.
Good advice! Not sure if I can SURVIVE 5am without having at least one cup, but let’s try… ~ Jason