I had this issue also (turned out to be sleep apnea). I also found that I have my coffee but I stop before 12:00pm. In addition, I now do my workouts in the early morning because the evening workout stimulation keeps me awake. Also, if you are working graveyard and need to stay awake, some grease-the-groove can keep you awake AND help you work on some choice strength movements. I work in a very boring office and this helps me stay awake and alert with less coffee.Prepare to judge, but I quit coffee cold turkey almost two months ago. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was routinely drinking four+ cups a day - sometimes up to ten, if it was really brutal - and felt run down constantly. I needed it just to be functional, and on the rare occasions I needed to work the graveyard shift, I had to turn to Red Bull or the like to power through. I'm an all-or-nothing guy, so I just stopped with caffeine. Herbal tea all the way, man.
I'm shifting my sleep schedule to do a week's worth of nights, and I had a cup of coffee at 0200 this morning. It's six hours later and I'm still energetic and feeling okay (although the eyes, they are starting to get heavy). Caffeine actually has an effect on me now, which is bloody awesome.
Tl;dr - caffeine was a crutch for me, and now is a useful tool on the rare occasions I truly need it.
I take magnesium tablets, and extra Vitamine D drops during the darker months of the year.I'm a huge caffeine fiend myself and worry about mineral/nutrient depletion. From what I understand it can cause deficiencies in things like magnesium, potassium, zinc (?), and maybe b vitamins.
Does anyone here supplement to offset any potential deficiencies induced by caffeine? If so what do you take and what have you noticed, if anything? I don't think this is going to apply to the casual 1 or 2 cup a day habit, but for stronger habits.
Both magnesium and D make me feel like crap for some reason if I take them regularly. Which is a shame because I've heard that caffeine does deplete it, so probably a good strategy.I take magnesium tablets, and extra Vitamine D drops during the darker months of the year.
Hillarious!Of course, I do not drink americano. My coffee has to be StrongFirst.