Why does caffeine make you feel tired?

Why does caffeine make you feel tired?

by Tina Sendin October 03, 2018

Caffeine is a surefire way to keep you awake, right?

Wrong.

While caffeine can help keep you awake, it could also go the other way for you.

Just as when you need your caffeine fix to pull yourself out of misery – aka midday slump – the opposite happens. You pass out. You wake up. Lo and behold - your face is on your office keyboard!

As a stimulant, caffeine’s supposed to perk us up right?

But why does it make us feel tired instead?

In this article, we’ll introduce two concepts that could probably explain why it happens to you, and how you can prevent that from happening.

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How to stay awake at work without coffee or caffeine

How to stay awake at work without coffee or caffeine

by Mark Miller May 19, 2016

Careful about falling asleep at work or you could become an Internet meme like this poor fellow.

Unless you work outdoors or indoors in a job where you are physically active all day, it can be difficult for some people who have desk jobs to stay awake at work without caffeine.

Maybe the most important thing you can do to make sure you don’t nod off at work is to get a good night of sleep, at least 7 to 8 hours, at a regular time every night. Boredom can also cause you to nod off. Other than getting a good night’s sleep and having a fascinating job, there are things you can do to stay awake.

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Sleeping on trains is a bad idea and can be dangerous

Sleeping on trains is a bad idea and can be dangerous

by Mark Miller May 02, 2016

Many people fall asleep on their commute on the subway, but sleeping on trains isn’t restful and can be dangerous. In New York City, half the subway crime victims were asleep when they were victimized.

The Internet is full of warnings about falling asleep on the train and also advice about how to fall asleep (or stay awake) on a train or bus. It’s kind kind of conflicted.

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How to not get tired after eating

How to not get tired after eating

by Mark Miller April 25, 2016

If you’re getting sleepy at work in the afternoon or after your midday meal, it may be because you’re eating too many calories of carbohydrates, fats and sugars. So how do you avoid getting sleepy after meals?

Certain foods trigger the body to produce chemicals or hormones that induce drowsiness. To stay alert in the afternoon or whenever you have your meal during your shift, eat smaller amounts of food with less carbs, fat and sugars.

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How truck drivers stay awake on long overnight drives

How truck drivers stay awake on long overnight drives

by Mark Miller April 21, 2016

We wanted to know how to stay awake on long overnight drives. Who would know better than a truck driver?

First we should say that experts on sleep say you should not be driving from midnight to 6 a.m., when you are more likely to become drowsy. Drowsiness is a major cause of automobile accidents.

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