Not an addict.. but it doesn't help me stay up late any more

Turner

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Hi all -

I do love coffee, but can easily go without.

Recently - about 3 years ago - I returned to college full-time to finish my degree in fine art.

Since we have two kids, I was able to work during the day, but not until they went to bed at night, usually between 8 and 8:30.

I'd brew up four cups and sip along happily until 1 or 2 am, then hit the sack, without any trouble falling asleep (unless I was particularly exited about a project..)

Anyway, it seemed to help me stay awake, though it didn't keep me up.

Now, I find, four cups - although I drink that much far less frequently now - doesn't help as much as it used to! Oh no!

Can you build a tolerance to caffeine? I know some people are naturally way too hyper on coffee, but I didn't know if you could necessary get immune to it.

Thanks,
Andrew
 

Rowley

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Building up an immunity to caffeine is somewhat common.

Somedays 1 or 2 cups of coffee will get me so hyper I cannot work, but if I continue a common drinking habit of 2 cups a morning I will stay alert and attentive with my work.

Although it will work against you and you might start to want coffee just to feel like starting your day. =)

hope it helps =D
 
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Turner

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I guess I start my day about 3 times a day ;)

I don't know if that's good news or bad news.

Andrew
 

Rowley

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hehe, ok for you, great for coffee retailers.

Anyone can manage their coffee consumtion without any major problems, although technically some scientists say caffeine withdrawl is a legitimate mental disorder. So when cutting back on the coffee take baby steps. =D
 
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