I am a fan of hot chocolate. Recently, I have started a habit of drinking hot chocolate before bed. But I never realized until now that it has been indirectly affecting my sleep. Caffeine in the chocolate has been keeping me awake until late at night.
Caffeine is not just in coffee but we are also indirectly consuming caffeine via other beverages too. Consuming more than 400 mg of caffeine per day may lead to insomnia, increased heartbeat, restlessness, headache, muscle tremors and can even upset your stomach.
- Caffeine content in a cup of beverage (8 fl oz)
- Coffee: 94.8 mg or more
- Tea (1 Serving): 26.2 mg or more
- Energy drinks: 80 mg or more
- Soda: 20 mg or more
- Cocoa: 5 mg
- Beers (Non-Caffeinated): 0 mg
- Ciders (apple): 0 mg
- Wines: 0 mg
- Spirits: 0 mg
- Fruit juices: 0 mg
Note: The caffeine content varies with each manufacturer.
Have you ever ate chocolate before bed and had a hard time falling asleep? Some people are hypersensitive to caffeine. Even small amounts of caffeine can make them react. So, we should know the caffeine content in all of those beverages that we consume every day.