Caffeine doesn’t work on me, no matter how many cups of coffee I take, I will still fall asleep when I have to. I’m I OK?

Caffeine doesn’t work on me, no matter how many cups of coffee I take, I will still fall asleep when I have to. I’m I OK?

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  1. You’re suffering from the same problem many of us coffee drinkers endure. After so much time of drinking coffee the effects it’s know for wears off, that effect being the “buzz”, the extra energy you get when you have a drink.
    Your tolerance in the beginning of drinking coffee has changed, you’ve gotten used to the amount of the coffee and so has you’re body, it’s no longer a shock to the system. You no longer get hyper or energised by the cup or bucket of coffee because you’re so used to having that cup or bucket of it.
    The more tolerant you become to drinking coffee the more coffee that is needed to give you the same effects it would when you first started drinking it.
    Caffeine is considered a drug, so when you compare it to other drugs and those who’ve become addicted, you can see the connections somewhat. A person who is addicted to substances such as heroin will start off small and over time they won’t get that same feeling they’d get from the amount they intially used. So over time this person begins upping their dosage of heroin to get that same feeling, until they reach a point where their dosage doesn’t work, even when it’d be enough to tranquilize an elephant and so they switch to another substance or they end up dead from it’s use. (Sorry about being morbid)
    By no means am I saying that caffeine in coffee is any amount as bad or as harmful as hard drugs like heroin it cocaine, I just wanted to give some example. Plus I don’t think caffeine would be considered much of a soft drug either.
    Really though? Having coffee loose it’s luster, it’s energising qualities after so many amounts is pretty ok, pretty normal among many coffee drinkers, including myself. It mightened be so healthy to have so much coffee, but that’s not going to really stop anyone, now is it?

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  2. I feel your pain. Unfortunately it’s called tolerance. Like any other drug Alcohol Reefer cocaine meth etc.. Once you’re body gets tolerant to a certain amount you need to keep increasing milligrams to have the same effect. I’m at the point where it’s so bad that no matter how much I increase it doesn’t help. I used to be an everyday coffee drinker but became so tolerant it ended up being pointless. I then switched to energy drinks like Bang because they have 300 mg of caffeine in one can. After a while even that wasn’t enough. I was drinking two bangs in the course of an hour each morning on my days off and was still falling asleep by almost noon. So then I cut the energy drinks out and switches to Pre-work as a way of staying awake. I ordered one the has 550 mg of caffeine and for a while it was giving me the boost I craved. But like everything else I became to tolerant. At this point the only thing that could keep me awake now would be to start smoking crystal meth lol

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  3. There are two possible explanations for resistance to the stimulant effects of caffeine: One is the tolerance which develops if you consume it frequently. The other is genetics involving the activity of the liver enzyme CyP450–1A2 which detoxifies caffeine by demethylation. If you have the genetics for the high activity version of this enzyme, you might be unaffected by caffeine even if you rarely consume it. If that is the case, you might consider using turmeric (curcumin) as a dietary supplement to slightly reduce the activity of your CyP1A2 enzymes. The activity reduction is dose dependent, so you can titrate it as needed for the desired effect.

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  4. Yes, you’re okay. You’’re just inured to caffeine. I’m the same way. I can even sleep after 4 cans of Monster Energy. And that’s without taking my evening medication, which knocks me right on my ass.

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  5. I too at one time was in the same boat,i could drink large cups of coffee, and I mean 32oz,s and fall asleep, but I used to blame that on what is called crashing,that is when no more coffee will help in staying awake. I’ve switched to Monster Energy 24oz. cans (2) per day, I still drink a large cup once in awhile 32oz.) but I like to drink it chilled, it’s very good that way too, And the last part of your question,yeah I would say so. But each person is different in tolerances, which is why you may have to drink more coffee than others. Have a good day.

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