There’s still lack of research on when the best time is to drink coffee. However, here are some points to consider.
Coritsol, a natural hormone we produce, is highest 30-45 minutes after waking up. This hormone can increase alertness, focus, metabolism, immune system and blood pressure.
Coffee can increase cortisol levels. Drinking coffee while your body has the highest levels of cortisol over a sustained period of time may have impacts.
Drinking coffee 3 -5 hours after rising and cortisol levels are lower, pay provide more energy.
People who regularly consume caffeine have lower caffeine-induced increases of cortisol in the body.
So far, there are no long term studies that solidify the theory that drinking coffee should be delayed.
Stimulating effects of caffeine can last 3-5 hours. Refraining from consuming caffeine within 6 hours of sleep, you'll have better chances of getting a good nights rest.
Changing up your morning coffee ritual may shed light on when drinking coffee provides you with the most energy. Enjoy your caffeine, fuel your passion and stay healthy.