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How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep after 40

By Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D., "40 Winks After 40," May/June 2010

New research on the relationship between caffeine and sleep.


READER'S COMMENT:
"Coffee affects the quality of my sleep and I'm a 43 years old male. Even an early morning cup of coffee will affect my slumber that night. I will end up waking earlier, toss and turn more and just feel plain tired the next day. Now, I...
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what about drinking cofee without caffeine??

Anonymous

05/18/2010 - 8:12am

Ditto! My dr told me to drop caffeine 25 years ago so I have drunk decaf coffee, tea and soda since; although coffee is by FAR the most available without caf. But all these "Good/Bad for you" articles assume its nonexistent or something, completely eliminating any value to the article. I wish they would differentiate whether its the COFFEE that is harmful or the CAFFEINE. Then people would know if they can merely switch to the placebo or have to give it up altogether.

Anonymous

11/27/2011 - 10:20pm

When first catching the title of the article I had expected to learn some new tips to coax my mind and body into a good night sleep. it's not that simple! we neither drink coffee, tea nor alcohol but insomnia runs in our extended family...Meanwhile, interesting enough, if you ask almost any Scadanavian you will find out that they drink coffee, and strong coffee, in the evening after supper and meer hours from bedtime. i haven't heard of talks of widespead sleeplessness among those Swedes or Danes...Yes it is well known that coffee/ caffeine does upset one's sleep but it's not the only cause...

Anonymous

12/01/2011 - 10:16pm

I never drank coffee in my entire life, don't consume alcohol OR any other caffienated beverages and have not had a good night of sleep in months! The doctor put me on ambien. It puts me to sleep but I sure don't stay there. The other day, my daughter gave me Valerian Root. It stinks to high heaven and the capsules even taste bad but it's worth it. I just slept through the night two nights in a row! I am sold.

Anonymous

12/22/2011 - 12:37pm

Coffee affects the quality of my sleep and I'm a 43 years old male. Even an early morning cup of coffee will affect my slumber that night. I will end up waking earlier, toss and turn more and just feel plain tired the next day. Now, I limit my coffee cravings to 1 or 2 days a week usually on Fridays and Saturdays so that I can detoxify by Sunday.

Anonymous

06/18/2013 - 1:05am



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