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Survey reveals New Yorkers drink a lot of coffee late into the day: Is that healthy?

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A recent survey highlighted that over half of New York’s coffee drinkers consume their last cup within three hours of bedtime, or have no specific cutoff time for caffeine. This finding was part of a broader study released during National Caffeine Awareness Month, indicating a significant trend of evening caffeine consumption among New Yorkers.

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Blake Tarana, who operates several Tim Hortons locations in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, noted that coffee plays a crucial role in keeping his customers alert throughout the day. Despite the common belief that caffeine disrupts sleep, many locals like Max Doverspike enjoy multiple cups in the evening without it affecting their rest.

Dr. Jatan Shah of the UPMC Hospital’s Sleep Medicine Center in Chautauqua County advises moderation, pointing out that excessive caffeine can impair deep sleep and contribute to a cycle of fatigue and increased caffeine intake. He recommends limiting coffee to two to three eight-ounce cups daily, ideally finishing consumption eight to ten hours before bedtime.



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