If you have trouble sleeping at night, you aren’t alone. In fact, an estimated 30 percent of Americans have insomnia, with 10 percent suffering enough that they experience daytime consequences. Experts have given a wide range of tips to curb insomnia, from avoiding screens before bedtime to limiting caffeine consumption to early in the day.
But caffeine isn’t the only thing to avoid if you’re tossing and turning at night. Caffeine’s a stimulant, so staying away from it close to bedtime is a no-brainer, but experts also recommend reducing all-day consumption. A cup or two in the early morning is one thing, but if you’re still drinking coffee in the early afternoon, you could be interfering with your sleep.