Coffee after dinner? Make it decaf

By Mayo Clinic Staff

That after-dinner cup could be interfering with your sleep. To get a good night's rest, avoid caffeine after lunchtime. While your body doesn't store caffeine, it can take many hours to eliminate the stimulant from your system.

Aug. 14, 2019 See more In-depth

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