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Friday, April 15, 2016

The other day I had blogged about not getting any sleep. On Sunday I was still trying to figure out the reason I wasn't able to sleep besides my chonic pain from arthirits in my shoulders. It hit me (God told me!) that just maybe it was the amount of caffeine I consume.

I have always been a coffee drinker (morning, noon and night) and never had a problem sleeping, so I thought surely it can't be that. But God kept insisting that it was the caffeine, so on Monday of this week I decided to try a little experiment and I had no caffeine after 12:00 noon. Lo and behold I slept much better than I usually do. Granted I was still awoken by the pain I have, but once I readjusted I was able to go right back to sleep. I tried it again on Tuesday and on Tuesday night my sleep was better, about the same as Monday.

On Wednesday I drank caffeinated beverages until 2:00, guess what?! I didn't sleep as well on Wednesday night. Thursday I went back to the 12:00 deadline and slept better on Thursday night.

For months I have not slept more than 3 or 4 hours a night in increments. The most I would get would be around a 2 hour stretch at night then wake up roll around or get up and watch tv and then finally doze back off for an hour or so. I'm still waking around 4-4:30 in the morning but I have been going to bed by 9:00 this week. 6-7 hours is about what I need to have a good day the next day.

I just couldn't believe that it's the caffeine because I have been a coffee drinker for so long. My system is changing and I need to change with it and that's what I'll do because it's been wonderful to actually get some sleep at night and not feel like I'm in a fog all day at work.

So if you are having trouble sleeping and drink a lot of caffeinated beverages, your system may be trying to tell you it's too much now.

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    I was just chatting about the detriments of caffeine for me on the Right Path group, and I came to your page to say hi and see this post, LOL.

    So happy you are sleeping better and I hope that even a couple of months later, that is still holding true.
    1668 days ago
    it does make a difference.. I have Gerd so I have to be so careful with the amount of caffeine I use.. but I do love my coffee.

    1698 days ago
    I am thankful God revealed a way to solve your sleep problem.
    1737 days ago
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    Im happy for you , we all need a good sleep and l will be making some changes ito do with my coffee intake .
    Thank-you and God Bless you.
    1743 days ago
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    It is weird how caffeine affects us. I can't do tea or coffee at night or I lay in bed vibrating! Glad you figured it out emoticon
    1744 days ago
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    Thanks I have a lot of joint pain and have cut back on the caffeine.. I have switched over to a few Teas.. I love the Green Tea and my Doctor says it aids in weight loss also and now I have got to have a cup of Chamomile with a touch of honey about 20 mins before bed or right after a nice hot shower... I have been a lot better off and my bones are doing much better... Good going.. In His Love and Grace Just Me emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1744 days ago
  • HETTA1949
    Good you found the reason for sleepless nights.
    1744 days ago
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