Most people will tell you they need a cup of coffee in the morning to wake up. They aren’t quite awake until they’ve had the first jolt of caffeine. They need to smell the aroma of freshly brewed coffee beans and get some of its warmth in their system before they even begin to wake up.
Generally, that’s how most people percieve coffee. They see it as the ultimate keep awake formula. That’s why Starbucks and similar cafes have become so popular with college students who need to stay up late preparing their papers or for exams. Everybody burning the midnight oil seems to think that it can keep them awake.
For some, it does work that way. Unfortunately, there are those who no matter how much coffee they have in them still go out like a light bulb and sleep like babies until morning. Could they be immune to caffeine?
There are so many studies that try to explain the effect of coffee on our sleep. They say the caffeine causes our adrenalin to rise and awaken our other organs so that within 15 minutes of drinking coffee, we are alert again. Of course, if you get up on a high, you’ll also crash down, which usually happens in the afternoon. So how do you explain the ones who drink lots of coffee, maybe even a cup or two before bedtime, who lie down and start snoring immediately?
The answer: it’s all in the need of your body. If your body is truly tired, no matter how much coffee you drink, you’ll still fall asleep. So better to just get sufficient rest and get up early enough to finish all your ecessary work.
Hmmm….wake up the smell of coffee. Delicious!
Originally posted on June 15, 2006 @ 1:52 am