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#1 SteveBrown

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 03:55 PM

It has been demonstrated, in one of those lab experiments where mad scientists torture animals, that animals deprived of sleep are prone to infection. That is because the immune system becomes more active during sleep. So, getting enough sleep is important to prevent acne. This should be borne in mind when drinking caffeinated drinks, including green tea. If you're taking so much caffeine as to disrupt your sleep, you risk compromising your immunity.

The half-life of caffeine in the body is 6 hours. A cup of coffee contains about 100 milligrams of caffeine, and a cup of tea about 40 mg. So, six hours after drinking a cup of tea, you still have 20 mg of caffeine in your body. After 12 hours, it's down to 10 mg. For that reason, I restrict my consumption of caffeinated drinks to the morning. That way, I am assured of getting a restful 8 hours of sleep each night.


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Posted 07 October 2004 - 03:58 PM

I suppose you limit the hours of sleep to relatively typical times. I go to sleep some time around 1AM and usually drink green tea in the evenings. It depends when I plan to wake up. If you account for 8 hours of sleep then it doesn't matter if you feel like drinking caffeinated drinks at irregular times.

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE(duluxdog @ Oct 7 2004, 01:58 PM)
If you account for 8 hours of sleep then it doesn't matter if you feel like drinking caffeinated drinks at irregular times.

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Of course, if it's not keeping you awake when you want to sleep, then there's no problem.


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Posted 07 October 2004 - 05:30 PM

I think most people generally don't get 8 hours of sleep. I haven't been getting the 8 lately mostly due to noise outside my flat from the drunken turds hanging around there at 5am shouting at eachother.

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE(duluxdog @ Oct 7 2004, 03:30 PM)
I think most people generally don't get 8 hours of sleep.  I haven't been getting the 8 lately mostly due to noise outside my flat from the drunken turds hanging around there at 5am shouting at eachother.

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That is most unfortunate. I don't suppose you could call the police and report a disturbance of the peace? Another possible countermeasure is to use a white noise generator, which can mask intrusive sounds, up to a point. Some generators can also simulate the sound of rain, ocean waves, a waterfall, etc.


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Posted 07 October 2004 - 07:59 PM

P.S. You don't actually have to buy a machine. CDs of white noise and nature sounds are available, which you can play on your stereo system. Sometimes it helps to adjust the equalization or tone controls for the best masking of the offending sounds.


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Posted 07 October 2004 - 08:42 PM

SLEEP. I love it.

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Posted 08 October 2004 - 12:51 AM

Sleep is the best and most underrated luxury known to modern man. I feel so great after I get a good night's sleep. There is nothing that compares. I'm off of work on Friday, so I will be sleeping in. eusa_dance.gif

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 09:32 PM

Last night I only got 4 hrs of sleep and I woke up with two cyst. I'm developing a pattern that if I don't sleep more then 5 hrs with my window open I wake up with a few breakouts.

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 09:12 AM

I drink 8-9 cups of green tea a day...

Now i use to drink as much tea


I have no trouble sleeping with either of them

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 09:14 AM

You must wet ur bed with all that fluid in your system! eusa_clap.gif

Bloody lovin it eusa_dance.gif

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 09:45 AM

Most of the time I wake up and don't need to go to the toilet. Maybe an hour after I wake up I usually do.

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 10:23 AM

QUOTE(TheExtricateApparition @ Oct 10 2004, 07:14 AM)
You must wet ur bed with all that fluid in your system! eusa_clap.gif

Bloody lovin it eusa_dance.gif

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I'm the same as deluxdog...i just badly need the toilet in the morning smile.gif