Coffee No Longer Works for You? You Probably Got Your Timing Wrong!
If you have just finished your cup of coffee and it doesn’t keep you awake, it can only mean 2 things:
- You are lazy beyond hope (I trust you are not!)
- You took your coffee at the wrong timing!
Earlier, I’ve explained how caffeine works to trick your brain to tap on your body reserved energy. Well, it turns out that that is only half of the picture.
I’m not saying that the explanation is flawless. But if you want to unleash the maximum impact from that cup of coffee that you’re just done brewing, timing is important!
The explanation to this comes from a scientific concept named Chronopharmacology. If you wonder what that is, it is a field study that tries to establish a relationship between drug action and the biological clock that runs within our body.
I believe most of us take our sip coffee as early as 8am (and so do I). If that has been working well for you, good. It means you don’t have to do or change anything.
But I know lots of folks out there whose productivity starts to go downhill after 10am. If you are one of them, I’ve good news. You are not alone!
There is a simple remedy that you can try. (I don’t guarantee that it is going to work 100% of the time)
You probably have to change your coffee consumption habit. Instead of sipping your hot perfect brewed Americano as soon as you get up in the morning, do it between 9.30am-11.30am.
That is, according to this post, the timing that will let you squeeze the most out of caffeine impact.
Adjusting the timing sounds simple but it might not work for all. If you always go to the local coffee chains (and there is one near your office) for your cup of latte or espresso, it is fine. You can always grab your cup of favorite brew anytime.
But if you are like me and truly enjoys the DIY brewing process, then things is slightly trickier. That’s when our coffee maker reviews will come in handy.
If you have a brewing station sitting in your kitchen, shifting it to your office might be out of the possibility realm at all. Especially if yours is a big 4-cup type of coffee maker.
Stop blaming yourself! If you think you are not at the peak of your productivity, this simple change might do the trick. If you have given it a try, let me know if it works for you.
I’d be interested to see if this is just a scientific fallacy or fact.