PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Can’t manage mornings without an immediate jolt of caffeine?
It turns out that if you do that, you’re not getting the full benefits of caffeine.READ MORE: Four Children Among Five Killed In Pottstown Home Explosion, Police Say
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That’s because we have a natural hormone that helps us stay more alert, and it peaks when you wake up. So, if you drink coffee immediately in the morning, the hormone isn’t as effective.
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Scientists recommend you wait about an hour after you wake up, and they say the same rules apply even if you have an odd schedule.