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Tea or Coffee, Which One is Better for Overtime Work

Sunday, 25 July 2021 - 03:22
Tea or Coffee, Which One is Better for Overtime Work Illustration – Working overtime. (PHOTO: iStockphoto)

TIMES SINGAPORE, JAKARTA – Accumulating homework or night shift work makes some people work late in the night. To overcome drowsiness and pump yourself up for the upcoming hours of work, we could treat ourselves with warm drinks such as coffee or tea. Both drinks are known for their content of caffeine that will give you the edge to finish your overtime work.

However, which one is better to drink during overtime work? Here is the explanation according to Dokter Sehat.

Caffeine has the property to recover energy almost instantly. However, it is only temporary and your drowsiness will return as soon as you feel tired again.

Excessive consumption of coffee may cause adverse impacts on your body, such as tremors, increasing stress, headaches, and palpitations.

As an alternative, you can also drink tea to get a similar benefit. A cup of green tea contains a mediocre amount of caffeine that will not shock the central nerve system, just enough to relieve drowsiness with less extreme adverse impacts.

Tea also contains theobromine, theophylline, and l-theanine that will help us to maintain focus and feel pumped up all night long. Tea also has calming effects and will not significantly increase your gastric acid production level.

Considering all benefits and side effects of both drinks, it is recommended for you to drink a cup of tea instead of coffee to help you finish your work at night. (*)

Writer : Evan Julianto
Editor : Evan Julianto
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