Energy drinks bad

United States
March 20, 2007 3:41pm CST
I had an energy drink for the first time yesterday and it was bad. I took it too close to my sleep time and it felt like little bugs were crawling on my skin while I was tryna sleep. I will never touch another energy drink again. Anyone else have a similar experience?
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@dhouston (417)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I tried Red Bull a few years ago at a friend's behest, and it tasted so nasty I couldn't finish it. Energy drinks have more caffeine than coffee, so of course they'll keep you awake.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
23 Mar 07
The same thing happen to me if I have caffeine too close to bedtime. Not the bug crawling feeling but the not being able to sleep. As far as energy drinks, I tried Red Bull once and only had 1 drink. It was so gross I spit it out.
@lols189 (4797)
23 Mar 07
yes i too have that problem. now i only drink energy drinks of a morning as if i drink one in the evening it is a real problem for me when i wanna sleep
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
21 Mar 07
Yes, I used to drink them during the day to keep me going. There´s one particular energy drink (don´t know if it´s against the rules to mention the brand name here), that made my heart race and made me feel really nervious. I´ve stopped taking them and wouldn´t recommend them to anyone. Good topic for a post. Gave you + rating.
• United States
21 Mar 07
I have never tried them because I know they have tons and tons of caffeine and other caffeine-like substances. Some people are more sensitive than others to the substance and shouldn't be criticized for being so.
@Idlewild (6092)
• United States
21 Mar 07
They can have a lot of caffeine in them, before yoiu drink them you should try to find out what's in it. I wrote an article about this a few months ago== http://www.xomba.com/could_your_energy_drink_kill_you
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I avoid them. Most of them give you energy from caffeine! So I don't drink them, as I never drink caffeine. Some of them are pretty high powered, and my cardiologist suggested that I avoid them entirely. So I do. I'll drink gatorade, or something like that, but once it says"energy drink" it means its hopped up with caffeine.
@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
I have only let my daughter have those energy drinks on a few, rare occassions. That is when she is in the midst of a swimming competition. There is a fair bit of egative publicity about them. I'm not surprised it kept you alert at sleep time.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Wow That is weird. Were you allergic to something in the drink? I know it is suppsed to give you a boost to have more energy so you probably should not have had it at bedtime but I never heard of them doing htat to people. I would be afraid to drink them again too.
@Macthedj (630)
21 Mar 07
It has been proven that if you take too much energy drinks one after the other then your heart rate will speed up rapidly and if you continue to drink them one after the other you can cause a heart attack. These drinks are designed for athletes and are good for that as they can help you train that little bit more and to get the most from your body but if you are taking them just before bed then it stands to reason that you would feel this way as your body will want to work but your mind is telling you to rest and so the 2 will conflict with each other and start to send the wrong signals throughout your body causing slight confusion on the brain.
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
21 Mar 07
i have tried some energy drinks in the past and agree that they do not taste good and really did nothing for me. I also heard on a news report not too long ago that they are not very healthy so I am definitely staying away from them. The only soda that gives me any energy and tastes alright is Mountain Dew. I seem to bowl somewhat better when I drink Mountain Dew. LOL
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
20 Mar 07
No I never tried it but I have heard that same thing about it. So I dont think Ill be trying it.LOL
• United States
20 Mar 07
Yeah kind of but it was not because the drink was consumed too close to my 'bedtime' but rather without any real substantial food in my stomach for about five hours and we were on a deadline to get the set up by dawn, since dress rehearsals were scheduled that day. Ah the good ole high school days ! Try and give energy drinks another chance, let this one just be a lesson in not trying to sleep after ingesting caffeine or ginseng, it is almost inevitable you felt tinglies ! You were firing off little neurons girl in your legs which wanted to be running a marathon instead of laying comatose on the bedsheets! ha ha ha
• Singapore
20 Mar 07
I honestly think that it's just your imagination. Sportsmen drink energy drink primarily to replace their minerals lost while exerting. It is not really gonna keep you awake too much in my opinion...
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Oh my, I've drank them, however, I have never had a bad experience. But, if anything, I think you shouldn't of drunk it before bed. That probably was the worst you could do..lol