Interesting Tea or coffee ?

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Jaws, Jan 5, 2019.

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What is your preferred hot beverage ?

  1. Tea

    7 vote(s)
    26.9%
  2. Coffee

    9 vote(s)
    34.6%
  3. Other

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Mixed ( tea and coffee )

    8 vote(s)
    30.8%
  1. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Thats why we switched to decaf tea... BP related ... But really, it made sod all difference... And yes, fruit tea ? Def makes the wrist go limp
    Mind you, I am not exactly keen on earl grey .. tastes like flowers !
     
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  2. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I didn't appreciate the affect caffeine has.........try going without for a week then going back, the effect is very noticeable.

    As someone who finds it hard to sleep at the best of times caffeine is a no no.
     
  3. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    I'm finding that with booze these days. More than a couple in the evening and anything after about 21:00 and my sleep is severely disrupted. :(
     
  4. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    You aren't drinking enough. Simple!!
     
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  5. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    You should read a book called "Why We Sleep" by Michael Walker. It'll change your attitude to how you sleep and especially just how much a lack of sleep, or poor sleep, hurts you.
     
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  6. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Ordered, thank you. Although I suspect it will scare me!

    I quite like the fact that a book about sleep is written by Walker:D
     
  7. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    It's an excellent read and it changed our sleeping habits for the better. The back end of the book gets a bit heavy but the facts about how a lack of and /or poor quality sleep can screw up so much of what you do IS scarey..!
     
  8. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    From the age of about 60 I have suffered poor sleep.. And I know, speaking to my peers, that this situation is very common.
    Very recently I have given up trying.. earlier to bed, no drinks apart from water after 9pm, no tech after 9pm, and a raft of other suggestions.. all ditched

    Now I go to bed about 00;30 to 1am ( average, though some times gone 2am ), tea or coffee when I feel like it, doing various things on the tablet or computer and always reading my kindle for a while IN bed

    Guess what ? I now turn the light out, go to sleep almost straight away, and do not wake up for 6 to 8 hours.. The bed does not look like a war zone in the morning and I do not feel the need to sleep for an hour mid afternoon, so I can only presume I am sleeping a whole lot better now :)
     
  9. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    My pal falls asleep on the sofa every night watching tv, generally wakes up around 4am and goes to bed for a couple of hours.

    Except when he doesn't wake up until 7/8 am - he then just goes about his normal day, still wearing what he was wearing the day before.
     
  10. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    There's a reason why the Nazis used sleep deprivation as a torture in WW II!
     
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  11. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    Tea for me, a nice coffee once in a while, as far as sleep is concerned I've sleep apnea I have either far to much sleep or not enough, the mask seems to reduce the snoring "apparently I snore a bit" :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    According to the guy who did the research and wrote the book, two of the real "must does" is to have at least 7 - 8 hours unbroken sleep and to set a reasonably fixed pattern to your sleep habits.
     
  13. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Short of resorting to drugs that aint gonna happen !
     
  14. Lee337

    Lee337 Confused Poster Club Sponsor

    Black coffee most of the time.

    Sainsbury's Decaf coffee roast in a Cafetiere with breakfast, LOR Decaf coffee the rest of the time, except for my almost daily (caf) Latte at the local coffee shop lunch time.

    Weekends I tend to use the Tassimo.

    Most decaf tastes like piss but don't mind the LOR stuff.

    Occasionally drink tea, especially at Mrs L's sisters as they buy cheap coffee, so tea with milk is the better option. at least it's more drinkable anyway.
     
  15. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    One thing I alsways do is ask for black coffee when visiting anyone and they offer a drink. Purely on the basis that it is really quite hard to mess it up.

    As far as I am concerned every single person on the planet puts too much milk in tea and ruins it - at best just a tiny drop, better no milk than too much.

    In my opinion.:p
     
  16. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Not gonna happen here either. After almost 20 years at sea, I'm conditioned to sleeping no more than six hours unbroken. I can get by on four or five hours a night for a short while but then it hits me like a truck.

    Another problem of mine is that I drink far too much during the day so I piss like a racehorse. I get up at least once in the night for a pee and I have to make a concerted effort to cut my fluid intake down from around 1600 hours otherwise, I'm lucky to get home without pissing in the car.

    Interestingly, I once read a study where the author wrote that it was bullshit that we needed 7 to 8 hours unbroken sleep a night. His argument was, for example, two bursts of four hours (assuming one wakes in the middle of the night for a slash) is just as good.
     
  17. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Even on valium (when my back has gone into spasm) I don't sleep 7 or 8 hours straight.

    I don't have trouble sleeping anyway, just not right through the night without waking. I always, without fail, wake before my alarm goes off at 0515 on school days.
     
  18. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    But school doesn't start till 09:00....
     
  19. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Dry true, mate. However, I’m in the gym at six before school :p
     
  20. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Corrected for you
     

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