Category Archives: coffee

Experience with social media

I think to date my experience with social media is gd. I like updating my status and posting links on Facebook and twitter. I also like Tumblr, Pininterest and Stumbleupon.

– Anu V

Strange happenings

Yesterday a man who was so lonely saw a young girl who was a writer walk up to him.He asked her what it is and saw a younger boy cry for him and his son. Previously, the man had a tiger which was locked in his basement. Apparently the girl and the boy knew him as they were next door neighbors. Mystery.

Coffee and Sleep

Do you have problems sleeping at night? Do you drink coffee? Let’s find out more the association between sleep and caffeine.

Caffeine and nicotine side effects can include insomnia. Cutting back on coffee and smoking will ultimately help, but be prepared for withdrawal symptoms that may temporarily affect sleep.

As we pack more and more into our busy schedules, something’s gotta give. More often than not, that something is sleep.

There are 2 factors that are linked to sleep. They are caffeine and nicotine.

With a coffee shop seemingly on every street corner, it’s tempting to turn to coffee to stay alert.

One reason it’s so popular is because, when we’re feeling sleepy, caffeine can temporarily increase alertness by pumping up adrenaline production and interfering with sleep-inducing chemicals. Not only that, it’s fast. It can be absorbed quickly — within 15 minutes — as it gets into the bloodstream through the stomach and small intestine.

Caffeine & Alert Trigger 

But the news is not all good. “Caffeine is a stimulant and therefore impedes sleep,” says David C. Brodner, MD, medical director of the Center for Sleep, Allergy, and Sinus Wellness in Boynton Beach, Fla.

It stays in the body for a relatively long period of time, taking six hours for just one half of the caffeine to be eliminated. Too much caffeine may cause insomnia, which can manifest itself as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.

According to sources, a “normal” amount of caffeine consumption is about 250 milligrams per day, or the equivalent of three eight-ounce cups of coffee. Consumption becomes excessive at 500 mg a day, or six or more eight-ounce cups of coffee. If you drink too much coffee, it can lead you to urine more during the night.

Ironically, not only can too much caffeine cause sleep problems, but so can cutting down on caffeine intake — this can temporarily result in sleep issues while the body goes through withdrawal.

As the body adjusts to less caffeine, these symptoms should subside.

Nicotine May Cause Loss of Sleep

Nicotine is also a stimulant, and nicotine side effects can cause insomnia and withdrawal symptoms similar to caffeine.