Does coffee affect you/keep you awake?

Coffee can NEVER keep me awake. And it sucks especially when I have to stay up late to study for a test, but I just can't stay awake. Even if I drink 3 cups nothing works. Not even red bull. I just want to see how common this is and what suggestions do y'all have?
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  • Some people can never be kept awake, no matter how much coffee they drink. Like it doesn't work at all. If they overdose it, heart rate jumps to absurd values, you've got hell of a problem to concentrate on anything and many other issues. What I did find was that those people often switch to mate (yerba mate) and benefit from that a lot.
    I, personally, drink coffee because I like it. I'd also consider myself a person who can drink a cup of coffee 5 minutes prior to laying in bed and just fall asleep. However when I took caffeine extract in pills to help me study before the exam (30mg per pill, I took few of them, can't recall how much), I couldn't sleep even when I wanted to take a nap in the morning before leaving to school.

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  • Don`t do shit for me, lol. I guess it works different for everybody. But actual chocolate does help me keep awake though. So i always have chocolate instead of coffee.

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  • I have one cup every morning--I don't feel like it really does anything to wake me up, but if I don't have it, I always suffer with a really bad headache later. I've tried other forms of caffeine as well to see if I could maybe substitute it for something else, or ween off it, but so far I haven't been able to find a replacement.

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  • Drinking just one coffee in the morning doesn't energize me the way it used to, but I still can't go without it or I will be a wreck for the whole day. If I drink two, I get a little bit of a buzz, but it's not worth staining my teeth over drinking two cups every morning, and eventually I'd be desensitized to it anyway.

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  • no, caffeine in general doesn't seem to affect me at all, and other things such as pre-workout, bcaa with energy, red bull, and monster seems to do nothing to me. one time my friend didn't believe me so he put 6 scoops of pre-workout powder and mixed it with a mug full of water. we just sat there for 3 hours and then he's like "fuck it, not waiting no more, let's start lifting now" lol

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  • the coffee has to be very strong and even then the burst really only lasts temporarily

    coffee wakes me up, keeps me going. but i often drink coffee around 10:30pm at night and have no issue falling asleep

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  • Like most things, your body will develop a resistance to caffeine if you consume a lot.
    If you drink 3 cups in one go (and haven't had any for a year) then you'd be bouncing off the walls.
    If you had a cup every morning and 3 more that night - then it won't affect you very much.

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    • i don't drink coffee much and it doesn't work for me

    • How much do you usually drink?
      You could have a very high metabolism which will reduce its effectiveness.
      Think how some people can handle 2 drinks of alcohol and others can handle like 10.

  • I stopped drinking coffee late in the evenings cause
    it actually takes what i learned 6 hours for caffeine
    to leave your body. So you drink a cup about 6:00 p. m it
    will leave your system by at least 12 midnight. Now i had
    coffee around 2:00 this noon and it won't leave my system
    to after 8:00 p. m. tonight.

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  • I don't sleep much anyway but tea usually helps me. piping hot no suger no cream just tea 👌

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    • I drink tea too, bitter tea without any sugar. Doesn't keep me awake or anything xd

  • One trick is to drink your coffee, then take a 20 minute nap. This gives the caffeine time tomdo it's magic.
    I wonder if you might have developed an immunity based on over use?

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    • Wow I'll try the trick you mentioned and see how it goes! And nope definitely not over use, I'm only 17 and I drink seldom drink coffee. Just that whenever I drink it I realize it has no effect on me.

  • No I can drink it at night and still catch a few hours of sleep.

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  • It works for me , keeps me going the first two hours at work

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  • Yeah, it doesn't do a thing for me anymore. I've got a huge tolerance for caffeine

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What Girls Said 8

  • I used to be like you - drink coffee all night and go right home to bed.

    When I hit 35 coffee started to effect me like snorting speed.

    I can have about one or two cups in the morning.

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  • I'm used to coffee since I drink it every morning for 3 years, it doesn't do much to keep me awake but the fact that it's a hot drink helps, it could be any hot drink and it would help me stay awake

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  • Coffee has different effects depending on how much you normally drink and how strong it is. Either way, if you drink it all the time your body will just get used to the caffeine and it won't seem as effective.

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  • I’ve been know to fall asleep on the sofa in the morning with an empty coffee cup in my hand.

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  • Yes most of the times

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  • Coffe does nothing for me lol

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  • It works for a few hours but not long enough

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  • Nope it doesn't

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