A 41-year-old member asked:

What is recommended to help to fall asleep with a lot of caffeine in your system?

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Dr. Michael Summers
Sleep Medicine 25 years experience
Depends on person: Everyone's sensitivity to caffeine is different. That being said, why would you ingest a lot of caffeine if your were trying to fall asleep? Best way to fall asleep as it relates to caffeine: don't consume caffeine less than 5-6 hours before planned bedtime (the 1/2 life of caffeine is about 5-6 hours). Some people can't consume caffeine after lunchtime to make sure it's out of system by bed.
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