Solosode; How does Caffeine Affect Your Sleep
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‘I’ve learnt to prioritise my sleep and my health and performance is so much more enhanced’
Angela has been asked recently about how to improve sleep and specifically the effect of caffeine on sleep. In this episode, she explores the impact of caffeine on the body and the ways it can affect sleep and performance.
Angela shares in detail how the body processes and reacts to caffeine and explains how understanding your genotype can help you to optimise your health.
Sleep can support anti-ageing, the burning of fat, improve focus, productivity, creativity, concentration and protect your brain against cognitive decline.
It’s easy to reach for caffeine when you are really exhausted but over time you are depleting your adrenal glands and if taken at the wrong time caffeine it can disrupt deep sleep.
You can use caffeine safely and effectively as a powerful neutropenic for enhancing cognitive function but without comprising your ultimate superpower – sleep
Research shows that each person’s unique genetic makeup will determine the degree to which caffeine will affect them
Polymorphism divides people into one of two groups the fast metabolizers and the slow metabolizers of caffeine
Knowing how your body processes caffeine can help you to know how much caffeine you should drink in a day
Getting your DNA tested can help you to understand your genotype and optimise your health in relation to a number of key areas
Your DNA can tell you about how the caffeine interacts with your vitamin D receptor gene and whether the caffeine consumption can have an impact on bone density
‘If you drink a cup of coffee in the afternoon around half of that will be circulating in your system when you go to bed’
‘Without deep sleep, you are more likely to get sick more likely to feel depressed and gain an unhealthy amount of weight’
‘Knowing how your body process caffeine can help you to know how much caffeine you should drink in a day’
ABOUT THE HOST
Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.
After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:
To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.
Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.