Is it OK to drink coffee at night?

Philippines
March 13, 2011 7:50am CST
I've been having this habit to stay late at night and drink coffee, not the decaf one. I tried to avoid drinking coffee before but unfortunately failed. I don't like drinking milk at night and drinking chocolate drinks is only tolerable depending on my taste preference at that time.
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• Philippines
24 Mar 11
I'm also a coffee lover and I drink coffee at night. Some say you cannot sleep if you do this but in my experience, I can sleep better and more relaxed. Maybe, you just have to limit your intake to 2-3 cups a day. More than that according to my doctor is already bad for our health especially for women.
@SIMPLYD (78112)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
Well, i would drink a cup of coffee if i would like to stay awake because i am still doing something. But other than that, NO. I value my sleep and i want to sleep soundly. Drinking coffee at night even if it's Decaf will surely give me a headache because it would keep me awake, even if i already want to sleep.
@myempress (185)
• Philippines
15 Mar 11
If you have trouble falling/staying asleep it isn't recommended to consume caffeine past 3 pm (assuming you have a normal schedule, of course) but, several people like to have a cup of coffee or two after dinner and are perfectly fine. A small cup of coffee to give you a boost to finish your tasks for the day is alright, and studies have shown lately that drinking a fair amount of coffee daily is actually beneficial for your health and can help your joints.
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
15 Mar 11
Yes i think it's okay to drink coffee at night as long as you're still having enough sleep. And if it doesn't hinder in your optimum level of functioning. I love coffee too, but as much as possible I drink during the day so I could sleep well at night. Its taste and aroma is really addicting. One last advice, do everything in moderation and your good to go.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
14 Mar 11
Hi. angeljhing89. I think that it would be okay. Just don't drink too much of it. That way, if coffee keeps you alert, it won't interfere with you going to sleep at night. I know that if I drink coffee, it makes me sleepy. I have drunk coffee at night a few times, and it has made me feel very alert for some reason. I guess it works in my body when it wants to.
• United States
14 Mar 11
And I was just thinking about getting myself a cup of coffee too! I try not to drink it at night as some say it will interupt your sleep. I don't really know if it is true or not, sometimes it actually seems like it makes me sleepy and relax when I drink it late at night!
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
14 Mar 11
Others do not drink coffee at night because it will make their system alert and active because of the caffeine. I do drink coffee at night but mine is decaffeinated.
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
13 Mar 11
I drink up to 3 cups of coffee at night, and probably about 7 per day. I don't think it has any effect on me anymore. I used to drink up to 1 tin over a week when I was in school preparing for examinations. Since then, it is to me like a casual drink. So at night, no issue.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
13 Mar 11
A lot would advise you not to since the caffeine would really make it hard for you to sleep. But I drink coffee every night. It makes me feel relaxed, and as such, I find it easier to sleep :)
• China
13 Mar 11
I think it's ok to drink coffee at night. It just depends on your habit. Because some time sudden habit bad for health. Otherwise it's ok i think.