So, a while back, my health-conscious dd decided I should drink coffee for the health of my brain (she also tried to get me to take nicotine for health. That backfired big time. I coughed and hacked like I was dying when I tried an e-cig, and a partial nic patch gave me very serious diarrhea and vomiting).
I finally gave in, and realized that coffee put me to sleep if I was lacking sleep. It doesn't do that so much now, but it gives me the same weird brainlessness that drinking alcohol does. I guess it helps my memory (I mean memory and nerve health is why I started it, right?). In any case, I was reminded of that a few minutes ago as I started drinking some coffee I made this morning. Talk about a spacey feeling! I almost passed out.
And does too much caffeine wire me up so I run around like a maniac - or put me into a coma-like sleep? Nope. Neither. Instead, I have horrible feelings in my body and brain that I cannot describe, except to say it's like drinking too much wine only a LOT worse - and, like with nicotine, get diarrhea and vomiting.
Let's just say that my body is pretty sure that nicotine and caffeine are poisonous.