Stop and Smell the Organic Coffee

Too much caffeine can keep you up at night, but coffee may have the power to lull you to sleep—as long as you inhale its aroma.

A team of international researchers found that the scent of roasted coffee beans calmed stressed and sleep-deprived rats. Their research was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

“The results of this study allowed us to improve our knowledge involved in relationships among coffee bean aroma, brain function and stress via sleep deprivation,” the authors write.

Further studies are needed to identify the compounds responsible for initiating a relaxation response.

In the meantime, pour yourself a cup of organic coffee and inhale deeply!

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  • dining room tables  January 13, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I prefer organic coffee than those other coffee thing out there! I find it more pure and have no other added flavors.

  • organic coffee  January 18, 2010 at 9:28 am

    It does stand to reason that if we are drinking toxins when we drink coffee – due to the chemicals used to grow it – that we are inhaling those same toxins when we smell it. Yet another reason to go organic….and to avoid non-organic.

  • Joey  January 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Very surprising, considering that when you drink coffee the caffeine will keep you awake. I will have to try this before I go to bed.

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