Cutting back on Caffeine

Here’s another healthy tip:

Cut way back caffeine.

Go ahead and have your morning mocha, latte, coffee, or black tea.  Just watch out for the rest of the day.  Caffeine has a half life of 8 to 10 hours, and if you have trouble falling asleep, it may be due to the amount of caffeine that is still lurking in your body.

There are tests to see how rapidly your body can metabolize caffeine.  The tests may not be covered by insurance though.  Check with you health care provider.

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley

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