Daytime drink your way to a better and longer life?
Most of us know that drinking caffeine late into the day/evening is a bad idea.
Caffeine keeps our brain active, disrupts the quality of our sleep, whilst you may believe it is the tiredness that is the biggest drawback from late caffeine consumption, it is actually the disruption to the brain’s precious REM cycles during sleep that is most endangering to health.
Where caffeine is a stimulant, alcohol is a sedative, completely numbing out the area of the brain that regulates the REM cycling of sleep, essential for restoration and well running of the brain, a bit like defragmentation for your computer.
Consuming caffeine in the Am gives our body/brain an amount of time break the caffeine down and restore to regular brain function for efficient sleep, shouldn’t we be doing the same for alcohol?
With this in mind I shall certainly be abstaining from late night alcohol sessions.
This small insight is one of the many I have learnt from Matthew Walker’s book; “Why We Sleep” I am highly fascinated on the power of sleep on the brain, and how it the most abused and un-utilised essential tools we have in contemporary society.
I urge you all to read it and live a better life.