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.
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.