Caffeine’s Impact on Sleep & Health: Dr. Walker Explains

The Pros and Cons of Caffeine for Sleep and Health

Dr. Walker has changed his stance on caffeine consumption. While he previously cautioned against its use due to potential negative effects on sleep, he now acknowledges the health benefits associated with moderate coffee consumption. These benefits are largely attributed to the high antioxidant content in coffee beans rather than caffeine itself.

However, Walker emphasizes the importance of dosage and timing when it comes to caffeine intake. He recommends limiting consumption to no more than three cups of coffee per day and avoiding caffeine 8-15 hours before bedtime, depending on individual sensitivity. Excessive caffeine consumption can lead to a vicious cycle of over-medicating with uppers during the day and relying on depressants like alcohol to wind down at night.

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