Why do I get sleepy after drinking coffee, tea, or other caffeinated drinks?
Caffeine is a drug and needs to be metabolized to be excreted. This process is done mainly by our liver with the assistance of an enzyme called cytochrome P450 1A2 or “CYP1A2”. Since this specific enzyme has various inhibitors or inducers that can affect the production and efficiency of this process, there are many variables that may be a cause of your fatigue or anxiety.For example, if you go to a party and eat a grilled burger with a side of broccoli, are diabetic and take a dose of insulin, smoke while you’re there (not that I’m recommending, just giving an example), your effects of the caffeine may be less as these are all inducers of CYP1A2 meaning you’ll process the caffeine more efficiently.If you have the same amount of caffeine as the example above, but happen to be on cipro (nasty drug and I don’t recommend, but let’s just say your Dr. prescribed this for a UTI), while you are also taking oral contraceptives, and have self prescribed yourself some St. John’s Wort for viral or mood support. Since these are all inhibitors of CYP1A2, you may notice caffeine has an exaggerated effect on you.Caffeine may also produce different effects if you consume it on an empty stomach vs. with enough protein. Adrenal health is another factor and if you are depleted, running stressed out on “empty”, and not getting sufficient sleep, you may be experiencing some adrenal fatigue, which caffeine can aggravate and cause symptoms of fatigue and anxiety.Green tea tends to have a less harmful effect on people even though it has caffeine if you enjoy a caffeinated beverage, but are having negative effects.Here is an interesting article that may give you more insight too.Drug and Food Interactions with Caffeine
Why can some people drink caffeinated coffee before bed?
Interesting question. As an experienced coffee drinker who puts it back in large quantity - I am still effected by caffeine if I drink coffee after 8pm and it makes it hard to sleep, if not impossible. It passes after a few hours.There are others I know who won’t hesistate to ask me to make a double espresso for them just before bed. It doesn’t seem to effect them in the slightest.I believe, either genetically or over time drinking it people develop a tolerance to caffeine. Alternatively some people just sleep easier in general. I’ve fallen asleep no more than 10 minutes after drinking a double espresso - one of those warm drift off to sleep in a hot van scenarios. Other times I’ve laid awake, thoughts racing and sweating profusely in bed, for hours - waiting for the caffeine to wear off.
When they say we should drink water, does drinking coffee, tea?
Water hydrates the body and flushes the kidneys. Coffee and tea contain water...but they also contain caffeine, which is a diuretic...which dehydrates you. So, the answer is no.
Should a senior drink coffee every morning for breakfast?
No one should drink coffee everyday. Caffeine is a drug, and like any other drug it changes the chemistry of your body. Caffeine can cause sleep disturbances, chronic lethargy, and heart palpitations amongst other things. Just because it isn’t a scheduled drug doesn’t mean there are no consequences to consuming it.I’m so sick of people talking about how tired they always feel while downing a pot of coffee a day. Your self-treatment of occasional mild lethargy with a central nervous stimulant has lead to an addiction! Now you need coffee just to normalize!disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor am I licensed to dispense medical advice.
Is it safe to drink coffee while breastfeeding?
I know the concerns of drinking more coffee than you should while being pregnant, and stopped drinking coffee before I even became pregnant.. but are there any concerns about caffeine intake while breastfeeding? I get headaches and migraines like no other, and I found the only time I really didn't is when I was drinking coffee. Or taking Feverfew, but I know you can't have that while pregnant either. After the baby is born, I plan on taking up coffee again, so I just want to be sure my calming headache relief doesn't still effect my child in some harmful manner. maybe he'll be like me and it will make him sleepy, lol. Anyone know? I haven't found any information about this on any other site, so I thought I would ask. Thanks! Please, no rude answers.
Should you drink coffee as a teenager?
“Should you drink coffee as a teenager?”When I was younger, people believed that coffee would stunt growth and so kids shouldn’t have it. As with many such vague claims, there’s nothing to support it. And, in fact, it has its origins in old advertising for a coffee alternative.In addition, teenagers tend to have later sleep cycles than adults or younger children - meaning they fall asleep later and prefer to wake up later. Add in that teens need more sleep than average, and you have the stereotype of the lazy, sleepyhead teen who can’t get out of bed and has trouble staying awake or focusing (you’d have a hard time, too, if people insisted you go to bed at 8 pm and get up at 1 am!)Unfortunately, teenagers’ schedules are based largely around the convenience of adults, requiring that they get up early and focus for hours in sometimes dull classes.In such situations, caffeine can be a useful tool. Like many adults, teenagers can use coffee to become “artificial morning people” and enhance their performance.However, as with anyone else, teenagers can become dependent on caffeine. It can take quite a while to clear the body, and the individual can get caught in a cycle where they need ever-increasing doses to simply feel functional. The mismatch between natural sleep cycles and schedules for teenagers can make them particularly vulnerable to this. When I was in high school I saw people who needed a caffeine fix between classes just to stay awake!So, there aren’t any special concerns about teenagers and coffee, but as with anything else they should consume it in moderation.
Is coffee ok to drink while breastfeeding?
Most breastfeeding mothers can drink caffeine in moderation. Some babies, particularly those under 6 months, may be more sensitive to mom's caffeine intake. Babies whose mothers avoided caffeine completely during pregnancy seem to react more to caffeine in mom's diet. Even if baby is sensitive to the caffeine now, he may not be when he's a little older -- so if you do have to stop or limit your caffeine intake, you can try again when baby is older. Caffeine is approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics for use in breastfeeding mothers. Per Medications and Mother's Milk (Hale 2002, p. 100-102) caffeine is in Lactation Risk Category L2 (safer); milk levels are quite low (0.06-1.5% of maternal dose) and usually peak 1 hour after ingestion. One study has indicated that chronic coffee drinking might decrease iron content of breastmilk (Nehlig & Debry, 1994). If your baby is sensitive to caffeine, it will typically become less of an issue as baby gets older. Newborns have a much harder time metabolizing caffeine than older infants. Preterm or ill infants might also have more problems with mom's caffeine intake.
What causes a person to throw up after drinking coffee?
As I mention before I drank coffee and got sick this morning. I do that every morning before I eat and during. I don't drink my coffee with cream or milk just a little sugar. I don't have issues with caffeine. I have only exprienced that one other time about 17 years ago.
Is it bad for a teen to drink coffee everyday?
No, you'll be fine. As an extreme case, in many central american countries, it's perfectly normal for kids as young as 5 to drink coffee everyday, and while it's probably not recommended, it doesn't have as big of an effect as people will speculate. You'll be just fine, and at 17, you're just about at what is biologically maturity. You will, however, probably become at least partially addicted to caffeine if you drink it every day, but many many people are, and it's not really a big deal, you might just get a head ache for a few days when you stop. Cheers
Feel like passing out after drinking coffee?
Why is it that every time I drink coffee I feel very dizzy light headed and like I could pass out? is it really the caffeine? like I really feel like I could black out everytime I drink it :[ but I don't understand why its such a big deal, or could it be something else from it?