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Two cups of coffee now could affect your sleep years later

Two cups of coffee now could affect your sleep years later

For many of us, a cup of strong coffee is just the thing to jolt us into action in the morning.

But now scientists have discovered that a lifetime of daily coffees may shrink a part of the brain that controls sleep patterns.

They think the findings may partly explain why some older people struggle to drop off, the DailyMail reports.

Brain scans carried out by researchers at Seoul University in South Korea found moderate to heavy consumers – those drinking two cups a day for 30 years or more – had smaller pineal glands than those who rarely drank coffee.