caffeine count

27 July 2007, 7:51 am

What have I learned from this experiment? After 4 weeks of keeping track, I’m still very conscious of the need to make decisions that won’t lead to 6+ cup days. I’ve started alternating coffee with water in the morning to stretch out my caffeine allowance. Can’t rule out placebo effect, but I think I’ve been sleeping a little better (possibly with fewer nightmares, although last night’s trio, starting with the “I don’t know what we brung back, Momma, but it’s a biter,” dream, was a doozy), I feel less tic-y, and my digestion seems less tetchy. I don’t know what the pre-experiment baseline was, but I’m guessing 7 or 8 cups/weekday, somewhat less on weekends.

  • 20070824: 4
  • 20070823: 4
  • 20070822: 4
  • 20070821: 4
  • 20070820: 4
  • 20070819: 4
  • 20070818: 5
  • 20070817: 4.5
  • 20070816: 4.5
  • 20070815: 5
  • 20070814: 4
  • 20070813: 5
  • 20070812: 4
  • 20070811: 4
  • 20070810: 5
  • 20070809: 4
  • 20070808: 5
  • 20070807: 5
  • 20070806: 4
  • 20070805: 3.5
  • 20070804: 3.5
  • 20070803: 4
  • 20070802: 4.5
  • 20070801: 5. None after 14:30.
  • 20070731: 5. None after 15:30.
  • 20070730: 5. None after 15:00.
  • 20070729: 3.4. (no headache, feel just as stuffy)
  • 20070728: 4. took afternoon maper, nap (a.m. headache, milder, maybe sinus)
  • 20070727: 4.5. None after 14:00. Very, very draggy by day’s end. (a.m. headache - but could be sinus)
  • 20070726: 5. None after 14:30. Had to consciously stop from getting coffee at least 2x additional.

One comment on “caffeine count”

  1. Julia

    You know coffee prevents Parkinson’s disease, right?
    It’s just really good for your brain….

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