Coffee’s caffeine is famous for its ability to wake us up and clear our minds but does it help us sleep?
If you grew up in an Italian family like myself, you’d be accustomed to the traditional after dinner espresso; a drink I’ve always treated as a bit of a Russian Roulette.
Will my night time cup keep me from falling asleep or help me dream tonight?
It’s a bit of a gamble, I’ll be honest; but with a bit of personal exploration and bedtime experimentation, we can at least make progress toward the truth.
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Everyone’s body is different; therefor making this a bit of a fun journey into who we are.
Consider the prescription of drugs for those experiencing Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and ADHD (Hyperactivity). Adderall, is one of the most widely known stimulants prescribed for these disorders.
But how does a stimulant, something you’d imagine to make you hyperactivity and unfocused, actually help calm those effected?
We’ll leave the neuroscience and brain biochemistry to the scientists but I believe caffeine and coffee’s ability to help or hinder your sleep is dependent on where you fall on this ADD spectrum.
Of course a self-diagnosis holds no weight, but it’s worth the bedtime coffee indulgence at Starbucks.
My last option here is always decaffeinated coffee, which I use as a sort of placebo; telling myself it’s regular coffee — that I will be as productive and focused as I usually am on my favorite brew.
Never underestimate the power of attitude going into a situation. You’re more often than not your own worst enemy.