Coffee does Not wake you up. It's all in your mind

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Many people depend on a morning cup of coffee as a wake-up call for the brain.

But the effect could be all in the mind, according to new research.

Tests show the mental stimulation for which caffeine is famous may be nothing more than an illusion - with the body simply compensating for overnight withdrawal symptoms.

A new study suggests coffee drinkers may actually be better off without their habitual morning mug as it raises the risk of anxiety and high blood pressure.

Altogether 379 people who abstained from caffeine for 16 hours before drinking either caffeine or a placebo (dummy drink) were tested for a range of responses afterwards.

Bristol University researchers found little variance in levels of alertness among the volunteers.

The findings suggest frequent coffee drinkers develop a tolerance to both the anxiety-producing effects and the stimulatory effects of caffeine.

While frequent consumers may feel alerted by coffee, this is probably the reversal of the fatiguing effects of acute caffeine withdrawal, claim researchers.

As caffeine can make consumers prone to anxiety and raised blood pressure, there is no net benefit to be gained, says a report published online in the journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Peter Rogers, from the University of Bristol's Department of Experimental Psychology and one of the lead authors of the study, said 'Our study shows that we don't gain an advantage from consuming caffeine - although we feel alerted by it, this is caffeine just bringing us back to normal.

'On the other hand, while caffeine can increase anxiety, tolerance means that for most caffeine consumers this effect is negligible.'

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I wont be surprised .....multimillion dollar industry built on false promises...he he he....People dey drink coffee allnight sleep before exam forget everything dem read


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I can actually believe it because just smelling coffee just puts me in the mood to just keep going. I have even attached being awake to the smell


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Coffee makes me drowsy, knocks me off and I sleep immediately! Sometimes it gives me palpitations and make me really sick! So i sstay away from it! I love the smell of nescafe though!


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For me coffee makes me shaky, like i cant even hold a pen to write, plus i hate drinking hot stuff, so i am frappe-ing it up now, gosh i love the caramel frappe, the first thing i wrote down when i was writing a list of stuff for my new apartment was frappe maker, cos according to my bank i spent $100 on frappes in a month, too much jare! But when i drink coffee i think i kill it though cos i add lots of creme, sugar and then cocoa, so the caffeine is not working for me, i just chew kolanut! jk


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I can believe this...but what really keeps me up is drink called mountain dew ....I can just feel the energy after drinking it....maybe it is really all in my head like the article says.


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Coffee doesn’t do much to keep me awake in the morning. I’ve even found that on some evenings, after I’ve had a cup of coffee, I fall asleep faster. Mountain dew gives me lots of energy.


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Coffee makes me bounce off walls for like and hr and then after that am all depressed and ish. Don't like it one bit. I was so depressed on time after being high on coffee I literally started crying. Don't drink it anymore, I'll stick with RedBull


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Coffee, Redbull, Cola, Kola nut...etc are all the same to me, and I can take as much as I want and still nothing happens to me. I feel just normal so I dont believe but just Drink.. though I hate Coffee unless I turn it into a Milkshake lol

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lol...I knew it...I thought my body tolerance was going crazy before....well I stopped drinking it a long time ago anywayz...for health reasons
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