Can you sleep after having a cup of coffee or more?

@caesarin (1091)
Indonesia
December 28, 2008 6:12pm CST
I can. Coffee no matter how much I drink never took my sleeping time from me. Though I'm not in addiction to it that I have to drink it everyday.
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16 responses
@conbill (369)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Odd as it may sound a have to drink one or two cups of coffee before going to bed. If I don't I am up all night. I think my body must have an addiction to caffeine. I drink 12 to 18 cups of coffee every day. if I don't I get a pounding headache and my body gets all jittery.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
29 Dec 08
Hi conbill. Thanks for your respond. But it worries me because you got a heavy addiction to coffee. 12-18 cups a day is not little. It's like drinking coffee as water. Well, maybe it's easy to say this rather than do it myself but you need to change your drinking coffee habit. If you believe you can then you can. You need to take more water than coffee. It's not good for your kidney.
@conbill (369)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I agree with you there. I also drink 4-8 glasses of water a day. I have had my sugar levels checked and I'm fine there. Happy New Year
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
14 Aug 10
I used to be like that before. Even after drinking 3 or 4 cups, I can doze off immediately. But now, even if I just have 1 cup, I have difficulty sleeping. I'm not complaining. Actually, I like it the way it is now because I know that whenever I need my eyes wide open, I can rely on that 1 cup of coffee to assist me.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
14 Aug 10
Well, I am a coffee lover. I drink an average of 5 cups a day. It seems that coffee has different effects on me, depending on what time I drink it. Usually in the morning, I drink coffee and makes me active and awake. I drink coffee during breaks. In the evening, I drink coffee but never had a problem going to sleep.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
17 Aug 10
Wow, should I call you a coffee lover or a coffee addict?
@giuliaXD (162)
• Italy
29 Dec 08
I can too.... several people doesn't manage to sleep after drinking coffee (ore tea) after dinner, or even during the afternoon.. instead, fortunately I manage... there are other causes that don't let me sleep, as light, noises or something like these... I drink coffee almost everyday... I wouldn't do it, if it caused me problems..
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 09
Thanks for sharing your coffee experience with all of us. I agree with you that there are other things that can make people having trouble to sleep.
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
29 Dec 08
Hello,Caesarin! Drinking too much coffee is not good for health,specially one should not drink coffee before going to bed.At the long run it will damage your health.Instead you may drink a glass of warm milk which will help in many ways.thanx.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 09
Hi bbsr13. Thanks very much for your information. But I believe too much of everything isn't good for health, don't you think? But anyway, I heard that coffee could lead to ostheoporosis. And I don't really like milk. I don't know why but I just don't like it much like people who can drink milk everyday.
@liisafiat (660)
• Latvia
29 Dec 08
Sometimes coffee can bring the opposite effect: after drinking coffee, a person becomes sleepy and very lazy. I prefer energizers instead of coffee, if the main goal is to stay awake. But otherwise, I adore the taste of coffee, but it does not help me to stay awake. I don`t know why. Maybe already addiction.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 09
So far, I don't need anything to keep me stay awake because I don't have to. Though, I like the taste and smell of coffee but I'm not in addiction. Thanks very much for responding.
@jzqt27 (542)
• Canada
29 Dec 08
when i first started drinking coffee, it will keep me up for a long long long time before i get tired. but after i drank it more and more everyday and i am use to it, i have no probably sleeping at all. it doesn't seem working on me (keep me awake).
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
29 Dec 08
Hi jzqt27. So, it's a matter of time then. When we get used of it in large quantity. We might lose the effect of the caffeine on us. So we can sleep whenever we want to after drinking coffee.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 08
Drinking processed coffee has a short term effect on me. After that I become worse off, feeling more sleepy and more tired. That is why I can sleep after drinking coffee. Maybe because during the process something important is lost, or the ratio of chemical constituent changes and leads to different reactions in different people. Strangely enough one local brand, not easily available, does have the desired effect. all the best, rosdimy
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
29 Dec 08
Hi rosdimy. It's weird how some people like us are not much affected by coffee. How it put us to bed anytime while people can't sleep after a cup of it or sometimes just a sip of it. I also think that maybe it's the chemicals in our body which react differently to the caffeine. God bless you.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Caffeine does not keep me awake at night. I don't drink coffee, but I do drink soda with caffeine in it all day up until I go to bed at night and it never keeps me awake.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
29 Dec 08
Thanks for responding lilybug. I try to be careful with my soda intake because of the sugar. Honestly they taste better than water but I don't want to be diabetic so I don't drink soda so often.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
29 Dec 08
I also can drink coffee before bed and still sleep. I do not have an addiction for it. I do drink it every day though.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
29 Dec 08
Thanks for responding lisa0502. So the caffeine doesn't work on us =)))).
@woocoo (5)
29 Dec 08
I drink probably 3 cups a day and have to make sure i dont have any about 6 hours before going to bed. If i have loads of stuff to do then i will have some or an energy drink late at night, other wise i stay off the black stuff as my brain races around like crazy when i try to sleep.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
29 Dec 08
Hi woocoo. Thanks very much for your respond. I used to drink 2-3 cups a day when I was working. I don't know why, but I just enjoy it. Probably it help me concentrate more on what I was working on. But since I'm staying I rarely took coffee unless when I want to sometimes. Also when I'm not feeling to eat. I took a cup of coffee and that made a one meal of the day.
@hildas (3031)
29 Dec 08
I can go to sleep after drinking coffee also. Maybe it is just a myth that it keeps us awake. I know it keeps me more alert if I want it to, but drinking it before I go to bed does not stop me sleeping in the slightest. I am glad others on this discussion are like me also. Both tea and coffee have the same effects with me also.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
29 Dec 08
Hi hildas. Thanks very much for your respond. I'm also glad that It's not only me and my family. I know there's scientific reason why people can't sleep after coffee and tea, well . . . the theory doesn't work on us =))))
@howard96h (11663)
• New York, New York
29 Dec 08
My roommate laughs at me because he says how can you drink coffee and go to sleep, why doesn't it keep you awake like me. I have no idea, I am the same as you.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
29 Dec 08
Hi howard96h. Thanks very much your respond. I think I'm like what I'm now with coffee because I used to take a few sips of coffee in my childhood. My grandfather drank coffee like water to us. Maybe that's how I got no problem with coffee.
• Malaysia
22 Aug 10
Hi, i'm new here.hope u guys can be my frens! The same goes with me too. No matter how powerful they claim their coffee to be,I will still fall asleep.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
18 Aug 10
Hi, caesarin. Yes, pretty much I get very sleepy after drinking coffee. It starts to hit me about 30 minutes after I drink it. I will start to get very drowsy.
• China
29 Dec 08
sorry,i can not sleep after have a cup of coffee or a cup of tea,it is so painful while you can not sleep.so i never drink any coffee or tea before sleeping.......i admire the guy who can sleeping after they drink coffee or tea.........happy mylotting...............