A new algorithm calculated that we could improve our neurobehavioral performance by 64% by ingesting coffee at the right time of day. And to do that, you don’t have to drink gallons of it. A new US military study has just shown that it is not necessarily to drink a lot of coffee to increase your daily performance and alertness levels but, to be effective, coffee must be consumed at the right time and in reasonable quantities.
The US military has developed a new algorithm regarding how much coffee people should drink to maximize their performances and, more importantly when to drink coffee. The original goal was to maximize soldiers’ alertness when they needed it most, regardless of their lack of sleep. This method of calculation formally demonstrated that we could improve our neurobehavioral performance by 64% by ingesting coffee at the right time and in reasonable quantities.
According to the new algorithm, the right aim in this area also makes it possible to drink 65% less coffee than usual.
In fact, the authors point out that drinking too much coffee every day decreases sleep time, which is associated with many ailments, concentration problems, confusion, irritability, memory loss, slow or bad information processing, indifference, loss of empathy.
In the long term, too short sleep even increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and depression.
According to the US military study, here is when and how much coffee to drink for best results
You should drink coffee when cortisol levels are low, thus, in the morning between 9:30 and 11:30, and in the afternoon between 13:00 and 17:00 as caffeine stimulates the nervous system by interacting with cortisol, a hormone that fluctuates throughout the day.
According to a systematic analysis of more than 10,000 scientific studies conducted between 2001 and 2015, the correct dose of caffeine would be about 400 mg/day, or four standard cups, at least for an adult.
Other researchers also define this quantity as risk-free for 95% of the population.
People who drink at least four cups of coffee a day are also 64% less likely to die from various diseases than those who drink little or no coffee at all.