If sleeping soundly isn’t your strong suit, cutting out caffeine is often the first suggested solution to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. While this certainly seems logical, new research suggests that drinking an energizing cup of coffee or tea during the day actually improves your sleep cycle and helps you stay asleep longer. Hold on—the Starbucks habit we can’t quit is actually helping us sleep better? According to science, the answer is yes.
A new report from the Sleep Cycle Institutethis link opens in a new tab (responsible for the popular Sleep Cycle appthis link opens in a new tab) outlines the sleep patterns of more than 148 million Americans over the last four years, and the results are fascinating. In addition to emphasizing what we already know—like the fact that exercise contributes to better sleep, and that those with high stress levels don’t sleep as well as others—one surprising fact stood out to us.