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06 August 2013 @ 10:41 pm
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I have accidentally discovered that drinking coffee makes me sleepy. When this theory began to occur to me, through trial and error really, I googled it (of course I did.) Turns out that drinking coffee has the same kind of effect of eating a lot of sugar - you may get a temporary jolt from it but you'll crash if that's how your metabolism handles it. Huh.

When we ran out of regular coffee, I used the decaf we had. Didn't make me sleepy. So I'll switch to decaf for the most part and I'll stop being so very sleepy mid-morning.

Let's be clear - I LOVE coffee. It is the nectar of the gods. There is no way I will be giving it up. But I will drink mostly decaf from now on.

Does anyone else experience coffee-rebound?

The only other thing I want to say is that my face is broken out! I don't even get my period any longer but I am getting pimples. That's just every kind of wrong.

And how are you?
Emeraldawnwitchyemerald on August 7th, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
I never drank coffee until about a year ago. Mainly because all coffee was overpriced or tar. Then I found light roast and I was a goner. However I think if I ever get of the moonlight shifts, and back to the sun like most people, I'll stop.

I found coffee, like my tea, I HATE cold. Yep no iced coffee or tea. It tastes funny to me.

I am odd, or maybe not, caffeine drinks like soda, don't even give me a jolt. I use to drink bottles of it, but now I'll do a root beer once in a great while.

Maybe your skin is younger than the rest of you?
bluedelft on August 7th, 2013 03:11 am (UTC)
I LOVE COFFEE! Love it hot, love it cold, love it flavored....yes I LOVE coffee!

If I drink too much the caffeine gives me a rapid hearbeat so I watch how much regular coffee I have and switch to decaf during the day. I can drink the regular any time and it doesn't make me sleepy or keep me awake.

The fun of being a woman and having hormones that like to make themselves known!
Lizet Elainesimplyn2deep on August 7th, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
Let me just say, everything that you mentioned is something I'm experiencing right now.

I recently picked up the habit of drinking coffee (only 3 days a week when I go to the courthouse), but the last week or so, my face has broken out. I thought it was because of the coffee because I never drink the stuff and for the last 2 months or so, I have. Then bam! period started last Saturday! UGH!
ThatWasJustaDreamthtwzjustadream on August 7th, 2013 04:18 am (UTC)
Never heard of coffee rebound, interesting. Definitely we are all different-- if I drink it after about 8pm there is the chance I won't sleep at all that night. It's happened- I just gave up at 5am and got up and went to work!

And hate to tell ya but my gram occasionally got pimples into her 80s. No kidding.
Umai Hoshifairyniamh on August 7th, 2013 04:35 am (UTC)
I have cut coffee from my life. It was making me very ill. Though I will still drink a small amount if I feel a migraine starting to kick in.

I won't drink decaf... it's icky to my taste buds.

I break out fairly regularly, but mine is from allergies. My sister breaks out around her hair line. (Not allergy induced.) so, it's not all that unheard of. Doesn't mean it's not annoying though.

I am melting, but finally healing.

Edited at 2013-08-07 04:39 am (UTC)
marence, an eternal student: zombatar!marence on August 7th, 2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
I LOVE coffee. It is the nectar of the gods.

I LOVE coffee, too - I have been accused of being a coffee snob because I prefer really good coffe, but that's digressing. The point is, mead is the nectar of the gods. Coffee is the water of the gods. Water, you drink all the time. Nectar, not so much.

I drink coffee all day and all night. It's my Ritalin or whatever they give to hyper kids nowadays. I learned in my teens that caffeine calmed me, not stimulated me, unless I drank 3 double-shot mochas in a row. Ooh, now that's one jittery buzz, too.

Aren't weird metabolisms fun????
Diego: tentacióndiek09 on August 8th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
*raises hand*

I thought it was just me since coffee is to wake you up, not the other way about. I will really take that into account if I plan to keep drinking coffee in the future.

Everything good, though students show up yesterday, and I lost money because I travel by bus to reach the institute where I teach.
kaige68: Coffee & a smilekaige68 on August 8th, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
I drink a lot of coffee, I prefer the stuff I make, and coffee is part of a nice calm morning. It doesn't wake me or make me sleepy, but I can tell you that if I don't have it, the headache is intense. And not that you care, but if I haven't slept well I can only have two cups of it as no sleep and excess coffee completely screws with my stomach.

I haven't noticed a correlation between my skin and my coffee intake, but 'they' do say that whatever you have for caffeine drinks you should add that many glasses of water to the 8 you already are supposed to have. That might help the skin.

I'm rambling here so as to avoid work and writing. *sigh*