Friday, March 14, 2014
Effects of Caffeine on Sleep
I had a $5 gift card that I had been holding on to for a long time. I never go to Starbucks but I had the card so I decided I better use it. So I went to the local establishment and got a 12 oz mocha beverage. Overall it was pretty good but not something I would get on a regular basis, especially considering it costs about $4, and that is the small size.
This was about 1 or 2 in the afternoon when I drank it. I figured it should not have too much effect on my sleep since it was a small, it was a mixed drink, and it was early in the afternoon. I was wrong. So I go to sleep at my usual time around 9:30pm or 10pm. My mind was racing with thoughts about everything. It was actually not bad and I had a lot of good thoughts and even came up with ideas for 3 new blog posts including this one. Before I knew it, it was about 12am and I was still wide awake.
Eventually I got to sleep, but I was more tired in the morning. It reminded me that I should stick with my ways of avoiding coffee and caffeine do to it's effects on keeping you up at night. I still have about a $1 on the Starbucks card. Maybe I will get a treat or a snack with it next time I am in the area.