Are you a caffeinator? Do you go for coffee first thing in the morning?

If so, there have been studies that say pushing your morning coffee to mid-morning or lunch hour will benefit you more. Here’s why…

Cortisol is the human stress hormone.
Epinephrine (adrenaline) is the fight-or-flight hormone.

Cortisol starts to rise around 4 am, paired with epinephrine to wake you up and get you moving. Both hormones cause blood sugar to rise, which means you’re receiving a natural energy rush. 

Think of it like this, you’re combining two stimulants. Wait to have the coffee, let the coffee or caffeine have it’s shining moment later.

If you’re adding caffeine on top of this natural rush, this could be why you feel jittery, hot, anxious, and crash,.. hence restarting the cycle of needing another cup of coffee.

This is not a coffee or caffeine hater post. By all means, use it. It has also been proven to boost athletic performance or mental focus. Just may not be the best thing to have right away in the morning. Eat breakfast, drink water, and hit the coffee anywhere from 90 minutes to 4 hours after waking when cortisol starts dropping if you still feel it is needed.