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Are you a fast or slow metabolizer?

You probably know someone who can drink a regular coffee at 8 pm and still claim they have great sleep. Maybe YOU are that person.  

Stimulants wear off in what is known as “a half-life”.   Caffeine has a 6-hour half-life, meaning after about 6 hours, half of the substance is still in your body.  In another 6 hours another half of the half will be gone.  If you drink coffee at 9 am, at 9pm (12 hours later) there will still be a quarter of it left in your system.  

Everyone has a different speed of metabolizing stimulants. If you are a fast metabolizer, you might process things a little quicker.  But if you are waking up groggy, then perhaps it’s affecting you more than you think. 

For Dawn, if she drinks caffeine past 10 in the morning, or tries other stimulants later in the day such as bromantane, cerebrolysin, alcohol, or nicotine, her sleep will be affected that night. Consider this when you add in new supplements, and maybe keep a sleep log for a while. B Vitamins, Iodine, Magnesium, Copper and other supplements MAY be better for YOU in the morning. 

Interested in tracking your sleep to see what affects you?  Your phone, watch, or ring might be able to help you with that. Yes, I said ring.  The Oura Ring tracks sleep cycles, movement, temperature, heart rate, heart rate variability, and other metrics to give you feedback on your health.  There are many sleep trackers available now, so choose the one that’s best for your budget and lifestyle.


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