What Time Should You Stop Drinking Coffee (And How Much Is Too Much)?

Coffee at WorkMillions of Americans use coffee to fuel themselves through the workday. But despite coffee’s many benefits, which include lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes and liver disease in addition to its effects on alertness, it’s always possible to have too much of a good thing.

Drinking coffee too late in the day can affect the quality of your sleep and prevent you from getting a good night’s rest. Moreover, drinking too much coffee at work can be counterproductive, as it may make you anxious and irritable.

So, the question is: what time should you stop drinking coffee (and how much is too much)?

Generally speaking, it takes about six hours for the effects of caffeine to dissipate, so you should probably lay off the brew in the early afternoon at the latest. Many people find that a cutoff time of 2 p.m. works best. You probably have the greatest need for caffeine in the morning, so that’s the best time for your daily cup of joe. If you need an early-afternoon pick-me-up, opt for beverages with a lower caffeine content, such as tea with milk.

In addition, it’s a good idea to limit coffee consumption to a maximum of four cups per day. Beyond that, you’re likely to feel jittery and irritable.

Have trouble limiting your caffeine consumption? Use a smaller mug to give yourself the illusion that you’re drinking more.

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