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How late before sleeping can I drink coffee?

How late before sleeping can I drink coffee?

Allow 6-7 hours: Caffeine is the most consumed stimulant in the world, No sufficient research to encourage or discourage caffeine. For the majority of healthy adults, consuming less than 400 mg of caffeine a day appears to be safe
the half life of caffeine (the time to get rid of half the caffeine in your system) is about 5-6 hours, so it depends on the initial dose of caffeine that you drank during the day ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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I take amitriptiline 25mg before bed. Can I drink coffee in order to stay awake? Or will it alter the effect of it? It makes me sleep all day.

I take amitriptiline 25mg before bed. Can I drink coffee in order to stay awake? Or will it alter the effect of it? It makes me sleep all day.

Timing is everything: Not sure why your are taking amitripyline. Is this for pain, migraine, or depression? Tell your doctor that the drug is making you drowsy and ask if you should take it 1-2 hours BEFORE bedtime. This may help you out quite a bit. Best of luck! Don't use coffee to stay awake. Change the timing of the dose. ...Read more

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I've a sleep test appointment today and I was told not to drink coffee all day but I forgot and had a cup. Should I postpone the sleep test or still go?

I've a sleep test appointment today and I was told not to drink coffee all day but I forgot and had a cup. Should I postpone the sleep test or still go?

Go: Caffeine may contaminate the results slightly, but given its short time to elimination from the body, more likely your sleep study will be unchanged. Don't have any more caffeine, and you ought to get good, reliable results. Good luck! ...Read more

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I drink black coffee all day everyday till I go to sleep is it bad?

I drink black coffee all day everyday till I go to sleep is it bad?

Yes: Too much coffee can increase u heart rate and can provoke anxiety. Try to cut it down to two cups /day. ...Read more

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I'm not sleeping well. I'm only staying asleep for a couple hours and find it hard to fall back asleep. I don't drink coffee or soda. What can I do?

I'm not sleeping well. I'm only staying asleep for a couple hours and find it hard to fall back asleep. I don't drink coffee or soda. What can I do?

Depression: One of the most common causes of this type of insomnia called middle insomnia is depression with pain also doing this. The other type of insomnia associated with depression is terminal insomnia which is where you wake up earlier than your normal wake time. Besides the medical evaluaton, have your doctor screen you for depression. ...Read more

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Hours ago I was at a night service at church drinking coffee (I might have put in too much creame). When I got home and started relaxing all of a sudden I has serve chest pain on the left side of my body. I haven't been to sleep too much because of it. I j

Hours ago I was at a night service at church drinking coffee (I might have put in too much creame). When I got home and started relaxing all of a sudden I has serve chest pain on the left side of my body. I haven't been to sleep too much because of it. I j

Doctor can check now: A person with pain at the chest, rib cage, or left shoulder can see his doctor now to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, etc... If one feels his pain is coming from the heart, has a chest tightness, some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, he can call 911 to go to the E.R. now. ...Read more

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Would it be a bad idea to take a sleep-aid after drinking coffee?

Would it be a bad idea to take a sleep-aid after drinking coffee?

Not a good idea: Just don't drink the coffee. Don't eat, drink alcohol or exercise within 2 hours of sleep. ...Read more

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Why I can't sleep well at night when I stop drinking coffee or tea for the sake of better life style while the opposite supposed to happen?

Why I can't sleep well at night when I stop drinking coffee or tea for the sake of better life style while the opposite supposed to happen?

Caffeine withdrawal: You could be experiencing caffeine or theophylline withdrawal that can disturb your sleep or give you headaches or both for about one week and then it goes away. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I don't drink coffee or use any stimulants but once I took a 200mg caffeine pill and it made me sleep after 20 minutes of taking it, is that normal??

I don't drink coffee or use any stimulants but once I took a 200mg caffeine pill and it made me sleep after 20 minutes of taking it, is that normal??

Hard to say: But people with paradoxical reactions to stimulants may have one of the conditions that are specifically treatable with stimulants, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy or a shift disturbance disorder. You need a physician with expertise in sleep disorders to take a full history, perform an appropriate physical examination, and do whatever ancillary tests are needed. ...Read more

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Will drinking coffee in the morning make you need to urinate more at night when you are trying to sleep?

Will drinking coffee in the morning make you need to urinate more at night when you are trying to sleep?

No: Caffeine takes 30-50 minutes to achieve peak blood level after consumption and its half live is 3-5 hours. Thus, drinking caffeinated beverages in the morning should not affect your urine secretion on the following night. ...Read more

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Could drinking coffee in the morning make you need to urinate more 16 hours later as you are trying to sleep?

Could drinking coffee in the morning make you need to urinate more 16 hours later as you are trying to sleep?

Perhaps: Coffee may act as a diuretic in many folks, and the added fluid intake just adds to the need to urinate. Might drink a few less cups or try decaffeinated variety. ...Read more

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What affects would I have drinking 4-10 cups of coffee a day with solitary kidney? My mom shames me if I sleep because she says to focus on school.

What affects would I have drinking 4-10 cups of coffee a day with solitary kidney? My mom shames me if I sleep because she says to focus on school.

Shameful to sleep?: I am not sure if I understand this situation. You definitely need to sleep at least 8 hours a night, or you won't be able to learn anything whatsoever. So that is a starting point. You are 16 years old. The optimal amount of coffee for you is none. You can pull the all-nighters when you go to college. A cup in the morning is ok. Time management is key. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink coffee and take a sleeping pill like ambien (zolpidem)?

Is it dangerous to drink coffee and take a sleeping pill like ambien (zolpidem)?

Realize: The two may work against each other, as the caffeine in coffee is a stimulant and may keep you awake, while sleeping pills do the opposite. You may want to avoid drinking coffee within 2-4 hours of sleeping. ...Read more

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