Does Coffee Keep you Awake if you Drink it in the Evening?

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  1. Karanda profile image78
    Karandaposted 12 years ago

    When I was younger it didn't seem to matter when I drank coffee. I could happily enjoy a cup after the evening meal. Now it seems any caffiene after three o'clock in the afternoon and I'm wide eyed and bushy tailed well after midnight.

    1. sarovai profile image74
      sarovaiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I avoid taking coffee or tea after food. Mostly hot milk.

    2. pylos26 profile image70
      pylos26posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Only if I drink a hogshead tankard.

  2. Cagsil profile image76
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    Coffee, tea and hot chocolate, the leading in caffeine and sugar, does nothing to my already high metabolism.

    So, I never feel the affect/effects of either of them. There are days where I will drink at least 5 - 24oz. cups of coffee and be no worse for wear either way. smile

    1. Karanda profile image78
      Karandaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that might explain your many hubs in a few short months and the amazing content! Sounds like you have energy to burn.

  3. blondepoet profile image66
    blondepoetposted 12 years ago

    I drink a cup of coffee 5min before bed and I will sleep like a baby. Crazy isn't it?

    1. Dense profile image60
      Denseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      same here, though I would prefer to let the caffeine hits me between the eyes before I go to sleep. I wouldn't let a good cup go to waste.

  4. profile image0
    karthikrajgposted 12 years ago

    same as blondepoet...can enjoy a coffee and then go straight to sleep.

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image76
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have a relationship with coffee, it kisses me in the early morning and again just before bed. I sleep like a lamb

  5. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    I'm another one like others here...    Coffee all day and all night.  If I can't sleep I'll get up and get a couple of cups of coffee to help me sleep.  lol   Honest.   What WILL keep me wide awake is tea.

  6. flounderingsahm profile image61
    flounderingsahmposted 12 years ago

    Not at all.  I have one travel cup in the morning and usually another travel cup while I'm making dinner.  If I'm lucky, I'll have another one after the kids go to sleep.

  7. Bard of Ely profile image82
    Bard of Elyposted 12 years ago

    Yes it would if I drank it but I quit all caffeine two years back!

  8. Italmeansumthin profile image62
    Italmeansumthinposted 12 years ago

    Honestly, I think coffee is more like the placebo effect. When I have to get up about 530-600am, accordingly, I feel like drinking coffee helps me relax and be able to focus on what needs to be done. Once all of my tasks are done and it starts leaning towards the time of day to pick up the kids from school and look at what I've done all day, drinking coffee does no good what so ever to keep me awake!

  9. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 12 years ago

    Karanda, have you tried drinking Decaf coffee ?

    1. Karanda profile image78
      Karandaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Can't stand the taste of Decaf so maybe it's the caffeine I'm after.

  10. gracenotes profile image90
    gracenotesposted 12 years ago

    For me, it depends on my level of activity.  When I was commuting to a full-time job, married, doing all the housework and cooking, there was no way a cup of coffee in the evening would keep me awake.  I couldn't even get coffee to keep me awake while driving on long trips.

    Now, I dare not drink coffee or tea in the evening.  Rooibos tea is fine as an evening drink!

  11. FuzzyCookie profile image74
    FuzzyCookieposted 12 years ago

    Coffee has an interest effect on me. It keeps me awake when I want to keep awake and it would even help me sleep when I cant sleep yikes


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