Born and raised in South America, you get to drink coffee since a very early age. In my case, I was started on cafe con leche (latte) when I was about 2 years old and chugged the really good stuff several times a day. Fast forward six decades and I am now still doing the Cafe con Leche, but only till about 2 pm. anything after I go with the unleaded instant stuff because “health reasons.


In other news, I am getting headaches while I sleep almost every day about 2 in the AM OMFG is early and bad enough to get me out of bed.  I been suffering this crap for over a couple years now figuring it had to do with moving to a new latitude, local pollen, weird Tennessee weather or some other shit. Finally last night I decided to use Dr Google and there is indeed some minor malady that has all my symptoms: Hypnic Headache.

Hypnic headache is a rare type of headache. It only occurs when you are sleeping and will cause you to wake up. It is often referred to as ‘alarm clock’ headache because it happens at the same time several nights of the week. Some people experience it every night.

Now here is the kicker. How to stop suffering from this torture?

Caffeine in the form of a strong cup of coffee before bed seems effective as both an acute and preventive treatment. If you’ve been told to try this you may be worried about it causing you not to sleep. The evidence suggests this rarely occurs and caffeine is an effective treatment option.

I am back to the fully leaded stuff starting tonite.

Update 11/6/23.

Holy crap, it worked!

Small cup of coffee and hour or so before bed and I had already two wonderful nights of sleeping without headaches.

Life is good with coffee.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

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  1. I also had something similar Miguel, but I was drinking coffee (I belong to a coffee club and have always had many brands of coffee in stock from around the world—favorite is from Bucaramanga Columbia) from 6-8 p.m. every night but personally found that when I dropped dairy and drank it black, my problems vanished. Haven’t had a problem since. Evidently my body hates all things dairy.

      1. A deviated septum could restrict your air flow some.

        Maybe ask the other half to keep an eye on you while you sleep sometime, and see if you have any episodes of breathing irregularity.

        I guess if you wake up rested (with a ‘normal’ amount of sleep,) you probably don’t have it, but the only way to be sure is to follow your brainwaves and see how much (and how long) of REM sleep you get.

        My wife used to poke me in the middle of the night because I’d have several episodes of no air exchange, then deep breathing. Turns out I was waking up hundreds of times a night, just not enough to remember it. I did have other symptoms, too, though, and would wake up with some ferocious headaches!

        YMMV, and hope the ‘beans’ keep the headache at bay!

  2. Interesting but not funny as dad used to say..
    If I don’t get my coffee in the am I get wicked wife says I snore if I drink coffee after 1pm heh

  3. When I was a toddler I used to climb/crawl up the stairs to the lady who rented up there. She gave me coffee & chicory (New Orleans) and peanut butter on Ritz crackers. I’m 78 now and still enjoy both. 🙂

  4. While many times headaches are simply a painful annoyance they can and often are symptomatic of something serious. Like an AVM or a tumor of some kind. Don’t just blow them off. Get checked to make sure you don’t have a serious or even fatal condition. THEN worry about the more unusual remedies.

  5. You just gotta get right homie.
    As I only somewhat joke. The first cup is maintenance. Any else is pleasure. And fuck you. I quit any time I want! Proved it by quitting when I got covid for two weeks :p to the nay sayers!
    Also filing this away on my memory for the inevitable…

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