Caffeine is a common culprit for poor sleep patterns and most people are surprised to hear this stimulant drug can linger in the human body for up to 14 hours! So if you have trouble sleeping and can’t go without your morning cup of java, stick to the 1 cup in the morning and see if you see a difference in your sleep quality.
Do you have a little one you’re nursing? Do you struggle getting your little one down for naps or does your baby wake up frequently throughout the night? Caffeine could be part of the problem since it can be ingested by the baby via breast milk.
Some surprising sources of caffeine that you could cut out of your diet are:
- decaffeinated coffee
- soda/diet soda
- pain relievers
- energy drinks