The first thing many of us do when we wake up is stick the kettle on and make ourselves a nice cup of coffee to help wake us up.
However, a doctor has warned you shouldn't be doing that, apparently.
Dr Karan Raj, who regularly shares health tips on his popular @dr.karanr TikTok account, appeared on BBC's Morning Live where he urged people to ditch caffeine as their morning beverage.
He said that you should instead be saving it for later in the day.
Speaking to host Gethin Jones, Dr Karan said: "Don't drink coffee first thing in the morning to wake you up."
Explaining the science behind it, he added: "Your body naturally wakes you up with cortisol, you get a cortisol spike in the morning.
"So save your coffee until slightly later mid-morning when your cortisol dips and your energy dips – you'll get a caffeine boost then."
The tip comes after Dr Karan previously shared a TikTok video in which he shared the advice alongside two other common early morning habits that might be negatively impacting your energy levels.
In the clip, he said: "Three mistakes you make every morning.
"You press the snooze button. This convinces your body that you are entering another sleep cycle, causing you to release hormones that induce more sleep.
"Then when you do get out of bed, your body is full of sleep chemicals that keeps you tired for another four hours."
He then mentioned another habit many are guilty of – getting out your phone as soon as you're awake.
"Checking your phone as soon as you wake up," he said.
"When you wake up in the morning, your brain gradually increases your alertness – going from delta to theta to alpha brain wave.
"Looking at your phone skips the theta and alpha brain wave, putting you on edge."
The advice caused a bit of debate in the comments section, with some keen to try and make their morning easier, while others weren't keen on changing their habits.
One person wrote: "But but but Doc… those extra five snoozes are the best part of the morning."
While another joked: "People are not safe around me until I've had my morning coffee."
A third told him: "Cheers, Doc. Amazing info as always."
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