Why doesn't coffee wake me up?

Reasons why coffee 

doesn’t affect you

Have you ever felt exhausted even though you drank your daily cup of caffeine

No matter what you do, you just can’t wake up?

Well, it happens.

It sounds like you have a lot of caffeine in your system,

and your body is handling it poorly.

You should consider how much caffeine you drink daily,

because drinking it every day may lead to side effects such as anxiety,

headaches, and even constant fatigue.

It could also be that you don’t get enough sleep, exercise, or

even water on a regular basis to make up for all the caffeine.

To be more precise, let’s thoroughly examine every possible reason why our coffee is not waking us up!


You have developed a Caffeine Tolerance


Let’s say you eat chocolate every day.

Little by little you eat one more row and

at some point you find yourself eating the whole chocolate

without any problems and it’s still not enough.

You want more.

The same goes for coffee. 

After some time of consuming caffeine,

your body gets more immuned

So, when you consume too much coffee in let’s say one day,

your body will reach your coffee limit consumption

You won’t experience the same wake-up effect as you did before

because your caffeine tolerance increased.



Your Coffee Contains Too Much Sugar


If you put some additional ingredients in your coffee

it can directly affect your body. 


For example,

if you add sugar or sugar substitutes, whipped cream,

or syrups you will most likely experience a “sugar crash“. 

At this point, the sugar will overpower the caffeine

but you will feel tired and sleepy once the effect of the sugar has worn off.

Sugar, which is metabolized more rapidly than caffeine,

could override coffee’s energizing effects.

This is the reason why you feel like your coffee doesn’t have any effect on you. 


Your Body is Dehydrated


Dehydration is caused when a person doesn’t drink enough water. 

Many people have claimed that drinking coffee could lead to this water-loss condition, 

but that is actually proven to be false. 

Coffee is more commonly consumed than water among most people. 

Our coffee machines often replace the glass of water we reach for instead. 

That would be acceptable if we drink both but we usually choose only coffee

 which results in not drinking water throughout the whole day. 

This is the valid reason why we are dehydrated,

not because coffee makes us lose our body water.

Hence, caffeinated drinks WON’T make you dehydrated if you drink them on a regular basis.

When you are dehydrated, your body will react.

Usually, you will feel like you are out of “power” and

experience constant fatigue.


That is the reason why you still feel drowsy

even after you drink your caffeinated beverage. 


next time don’t judge the coffee but rather go for a glass of water along with your coffee mug.


You Have a built-in Caffeine Metabolizer / Caffeine Metabolism

You Have a built-in Caffeine Metabolizer / Caffeine Metabolism

A Caffeine Metabolizer?

Is that even a thing?

We know, it might sound silly but it’s true.

Let’s say that this is a “condition”

where people don’t “absorb” caffeine like other people. 

This means that you are not so sensitive to caffeine and

that coffee will probably not have the same effect as other people. 

If you have ever experienced this,

say thank you to genetics. 

Usually, a person’s genes are responsible for this.

You are having an enzyme that is not letting your body experience the caffeine effect. 

If you are having this you are probably also having a fast metabolism and

at the same time a fast caffeine metabolizer.

People who have this type of metabolism

usually drink more coffee to reach its effect.


The good thing is that

even though you’ll not feel the same energy 

as you would without the Caffeine Metabolizer condition, 

you will also not experience

any negative effects due to high caffeine intake. 


You are Just too Tired

take a break from coffee

Simply, you are too tired.

As much as we try to boost our energy,

sometimes our mind and our body need to take a rest. 

This usually happens when people are staying up all night or

they didn’t take a decent rest for a few days. 

Let’s make it easier.

The level of adenosine will rise throughout the day, but,

as the night comes, 

it will slowly fade off because they are already settled in the receptors.

So, no matter how much coffee you drink, it will make you sleepy.

It is likely that you have reached the point

where no amount of coffee can keep you going.

In this condition,

caffeine is not the solution

and it will not give you the intended effect. 

Instead of reaching for a cup, reach for bed and take a nap.


You Changed your Type/Brand of Coffee


You might didn’t know this,

but changing the coffee type

and even coffee brands can affect your energy. 

There are a lot of coffee brands that use different types of coffee 

thus the caffeine percentage is not the same.

So, if you got used to one type and then switched to a lower-caffeine type of coffee,

it will not “shake” you up like the old one.

For example,

if you used to drink Robusta coffee,

then switched to Arabica it will not have the same effect.

Robusta beans have almost double caffeine content compared to Arabica. 

If you suddenly switch to another one,

your body will automatically react.

Either way,

almost each of the stated reasons has its solution.

Unless you are cursed or blessed with caffeine metabolizers

where caffeine has no effect on you whatsoever. 

But, the great news is that

too much coffee intake cannot do any harm to you nor your body. 

So, pretty much, it’s still a win. 





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