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I am so tired! Why can't I sleep after coffee?

I have been up since 2:30a.m it is now 10:00 a.m. The past 2 days,I cannot sleep!

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dancer

Asked by dancer at 10:57 AM on Oct. 12, 2012 in Health

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Answers (8)
  • Because coffee has caffeine in it which is a stimulant.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:59 AM on Oct. 12, 2012

  • I had coffee before 8:00,when will it kick in?
    dancer

    Comment by dancer (original poster) at 11:27 AM on Oct. 12, 2012

  • Do you have other things going on in your life that could be affecting you and keeping you from sleep? (such as worries, health issues, sleep apnea, insomnia....). I have health issues which mess up my sleep cycles - somedays I can't sleep (no matter how tired I feel), and other days I can sleep no matter what (even after drinking a starbucks with extra shots of espresso). I agree with KristiS's statement on coffee - if you want a warm drink before bed try some warm milk, and a nice relaxing warm bath. Good luck, I hope you are able to get some sleep soon!!
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 11:29 AM on Oct. 12, 2012

  • There does come a point where the stimulant won't overcome the lack of sleep. You likely will feel draggy most of today. No coffee before going to bed tonight, OK?
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:29 AM on Oct. 12, 2012

  • I had the coffee in the morning. I was in the grocery store at 3 a.m. getting some breakfast to make.
    dancer

    Comment by dancer (original poster) at 11:33 AM on Oct. 12, 2012

  • Try de caf
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:37 AM on Oct. 12, 2012

  • meant to say at night
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:38 AM on Oct. 12, 2012

  • Thanks.
    dancer

    Comment by dancer (original poster) at 3:24 PM on Oct. 12, 2012

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