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Why Doesn’t Coffee Wake Me Up

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Coffee is, without a doubt, one of the most popular beverages in the world. The history of coffee dates back to many centuries ago in the Ethiopian plateau. Since its discovery, coffee has continued to gain popularity worldwide because of its immense benefits. Some of the most impressive coffee benefits include weight loss by burning excess fat, providing the body with some essential nutrients, and lowering risks of some diseases such as dementia, Parkinson’s, and type b diabetes, among others.

Another significant benefit of coffee is the ability to provide an energy boost and keep them awake. However, some people claim that they do not have the same effects from coffee, which leads them to ask why doesn’t coffee wake me up?

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Why Coffee Wakes People Up

I like to start my mornings with a steaming hot coffee cup, and so do many other people from different lifestyles. One of the reasons I like my morning coffee is that it wakes me up. I am not alone in this because when you ask many other people why they start their day with a cup of coffee; they will give you the same reasons. How does coffee manage to accomplish this feat? The brain creates adenosine, a natural compound that acts as an RNA building block.

Adenosine connects to a receptor that slows down the brain cell nerve’s activity, causing blood to dilate, which leads to drowsiness. When you drink coffee, the caffeine gets into the system and bonds with the natural brain adenosine receptor. The nerve cell treats caffeine the same way it does the natural adenosine receptor.

However, caffeine does not slow down the brain cell’s activity as adenosine does, and instead of drowsiness, the blood cells constrict, and nerve cells work much faster. Besides this, caffeine also releases neuron firing, which the pituitary gland senses leading to more adrenaline production. Adrenaline chemical produces a fight or flight response that helps to keep you awake.

Why Does Coffee Not Wake You Up?

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The possible reasons why caffeine in coffee does not keep some people awake include:

  • Caffeine tolerance, after too much consumption of coffee leads to the body getting used to it. Tolerance leads to failure to stay awake.
  • Too much consumption of coffee leads to dehydration, which in turn fails to keep one awake. You should ensure that you hydrate your body by drinking enough water alongside your coffee.
  • The body gets a sugar crash from too much sugar or whipped cream in the coffee is another factor that leads to failure to stay awake.
  • Some people have fast genes that lead to caffeine metabolization. Caffeine has minimal effect on such people, which may cause it not to keep one awake.
  • If you are too tired, drinking coffee to stay awake may not help due to the high rise of adenosine during the day with lows at night.
  • If you change your coffee beans, brewing technique, or coffee specialty, you may have problems staying awake.

Wrapping it up

If coffee fails to wake you up, you can try other alternatives such as eating an apple, chewing chicory roots, or chewing gum. You can also do yoga, use a light alarm clock, listen to soft music, drink alternative beverages, and plenty of water.

COME AND SEE WHAT ALL THE NOISE IS ABOUT!

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Wordless, witty and fun, STOMP has become a global phenomenon over the last 25 years. Its universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance has resonated with audiences throughout the world, setting feet stamping, fingers drumming and adrenaline rushing for over 15 million people in 55 countries across five continents.

Eight performers use non-traditional instruments – everything from supermarket trolleys to Zippo lighters, plastic bags to garbage can lids, and even the kitchen sink – to hammer out an explosively feel-good rhythm. Loved by audiences of all ages, this multi-award winning show is now in its 15th year in London’s West End, and its 24th year in New York. Come and see what all the noise is about!

WAR HORSE New Zealand & Hong Kong

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WAR HORSE New Zealand & Hong Kong

The New Zealand premiere of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s internationally acclaimed production.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award®-winning production of War Horse is coming to The Civic, Auckland from 21 June 2019 for a strictly limited season.

Hailed by Time Magazine as ‘a landmark theatre event’, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. An unforgettable theatrical experience, ‘not to be missed.’ (Chicago Tribune)

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France.  He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land.  But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

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