Caffeine and sleep are related. When we don’t sleep well we tend to have more caffeine. I know I used to have more before the 30 days less caffeine challenge. Caffeine brings out the stay awake feeling as it is a stimulant. But it tends to create more problems for those that can’t sleep so well with caffeine.
After 15 mins of drinking it, you’ll feel the effects. Mayo Clinic says that many of us rely on caffeine to keep us going throughout the day. How much you can tolerate depends on the person itself. Saatva says that we should know our intolerances and tolerances to caffeine. Some people are jittery and wired up, whilst others relax.
Caffeine brings about disturbed sleep for more people. And when people are sedentary and have caffeine they don’t sleep as well. Caffeine is a whole buzz of activity and hype. We, the Melburnians love our caffeine and we would have lots if we could not sleep well. Coffee and energy drinks are the worst offenders with about 100-500 mg of caffeine.
Have a few of these and you’ll be buzzing. The Sleep Foundation says that caffeine cannot replace a good night’s sleep.
When I found that I drank less caffeine I slept much better at night and had not many PMS symptoms.
So if you want to have caffeine, don’t have it late in the afternoon and if you are sensitive don’t have too much of it. A little bit of coffee is ok as it is an antioxidant.
Do cut back if you are having too much.