Experts have figured out the perfect time you should drink coffee in the morning 6 years ago

Experts have figured out the perfect time you should drink coffee in the morning

And we thought our 17 cups a day was working fine.

A lot of Irish people, us included, need a cup of coffee in the morning to get going before embarking on a productive day.

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The problem with us is that any time we hit a little slump or want a break from the desk, we grab another cup.

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We drink coffee whenever we feel like it, but it turns out there's an exact optimum time to get your cup of joe in the morning.

The team at the Gastropod podcast have discovered the best time to drink coffee and there's a bit of science.

An expert in chronopharmacology, sorry, chronowhat?

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It's the study of the interactions of biologic rhythms with medications. Basically, a study of how the brain responds to drugs.

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After research by chronopharmacologist Steven Miller, he found that people should wait until 9.30am to get their first coffee.

According to i100, "this is because the body’s level of cortisol - a hormone that controls stress levels and blood sugar levels - peaks from 8am-9am and so it does not need a caffeine injection before then."

Miller also said the more you drink early, the more you'll need later in the day to get a similar effect.

The research was also based on people who have a regular 9am to 5pm routine.

So there you go, the queue for the coffee machine this morning at 9.30am is going to be pretty busy.

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