Random Question about Caffeine

  1. 0
    Is it possible that having 2 cups of coffee around 4pm kept me up all night? I don't usually drink coffee however I was craving it. Last night I couldn't sleep, was irritable, and tossed and turned until 4am. Ive usually dont drink caffeinated products because I am sensitive to it but I though 4pm was early enough. Normally I fall asleep fine.

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights: Student Edition newsletter.

  2. 4 Comments...

  3. 0
    Very possible yes. I can't drink caffeine because it causes my heart to race and then I go into panic attacks
  4. 0
    I don't know your age, but it is possible. I can drink coffee until 10 pm & still fall asleep. I am 20. My dad told me he used to be able to do it. Once he hit his late 20s, he couldn't drink caffeinated coffee past 5 pm.
  5. 0
    Some people are more susceptible to uppers than others. Welcome to the club.

    I used to drink a can of Coke around noon if I had accepted the double shift until 11pm, knowing I would still be wide dang awake when I got home at midnight. Still can only do decaf unless I really want to be up all night and look forward to feeling like crap in the morning.

    When the only drug I got rx'd for migraine was a combo of ergot and caffeine, I was always faced with the decision to have a splitting headache and be awake all night in pain, or have no headache but be awake all night anyway. Bleahh. (Now I take something without caffeine and it works just fine, thanks.)
  6. 1
    From experience, that sounds very possible.

    Personally, I have never liked the taste and feeling of coffee/soda but since my first year of nursing school I find it to be an amazing “tool” to get me through the day. ONE cup of coffee taken around 8PM can last me up to 24 hours; perfect for all-nighters, work, and class the next day. I don’t recommend you using it the way I am (as I am horrible to talk to on caffeine), but I do suggest that you try to suppress your cravings and avoid it on nights you want some sleep!
    GrnTea likes this.

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors