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Does chocolate make you sleepy?

Anna 2011/04/24 07:06:00
Related Topics: Sleep, Science, Easter

Chocolate. The thought for easter. One of very few substances containing caffeine. Also known to contain theobromine. So nobody should consume caffeine 2-4 hours before bedtime. Some men that have coffee, it lures them to sleep, yet, as science claims: 2 cups in the morning is probably a better idea, and 1 later on. Still, milk products, perhaps because of the amino acid Tryptophan, also found in turkey, can make one sleepy. Usually caffeine makes one wake up in the middle of the night and sugar can cause one bad dreams. However, many times, this is not the case and chocolate also has an effect on calming you down. It's not right to go to bed mad either. Should people whom chocolate helps be able to keep using it when they want to?

P.S: Eating Hersheys or Nestle's chocolate milk chocolates will make me sleepy, so I can go to bed.
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  • Angie 2011/06/17 01:23:24
    Angie
    no it makes me hyper ;D
  • Anna Angie 2011/06/17 01:38:57
    Anna
    You're funny. I think some days it might cause a thyroid problem in me. Not sure though. Cinnamon Trident gum: same thing
  • Richard Hungwell AKA Relent... 2011/05/08 15:27:58
    Richard Hungwell AKA Relentless
    +1
    I've been drinking coffee to go to sleep and calm me down since I was a child.
  • Anna Richard... 2011/05/09 04:37:41
    Anna
    I don't know that coffee would help me. Some teas and chocolate make me sleepy.
  • Joann 2011/04/27 18:42:27
    Joann
    Makes me happy (in THAT way sometimes) but occasionally makes me tired
  • Anna Joann 2011/04/27 21:33:11
    Anna
    If you eat a lot, right? Or because it makes mucous from the lactose sugars at least??
  • Sis 2011/04/27 02:06:10
    Sis
    i'm sure some chocolate makes me sleepy, but i'm not sure which 1.
  • Anna Sis 2011/04/27 02:16:29
    Anna
    :-)
  • Beccy 2011/04/27 01:03:31
    Beccy
    No makes me happy
  • Anna Beccy 2011/04/27 01:13:56
    Anna
    +1
    Good. I'm waiting for a moment to get happy LOL!!!!!
  • Dirty red 2011/04/26 22:41:42
  • Anna Dirty red 2011/04/26 22:43:06
    Anna
    +1
    Hmm... Okay.
  • Hamm0ckjames 2011/04/26 00:29:31
    Hamm0ckjames
    Chocolate doesn't make me sleepy at all, Thankfully,,,,
    Or else I might fall asleep into the camp fire when making Smores,,,,,
  • Anna Hamm0ck... 2011/04/26 00:57:27
    Anna
    +1
    That is something that would happen to me. Thank goodness not you
  • Zozo 2011/04/25 12:14:02
  • Anna Zozo 2011/04/26 22:45:17
    Anna
    +1
    I'm just thinking the Hershey bars and Nestle chocolate chips and maybe some drinks
  • Zozo Anna 2011/04/26 23:01:45
  • SimonYoungRoth 2011/04/25 02:59:34
    SimonYoungRoth
    none of the above, use no sugar, don't like chocolate, and Coffee makes no effect in Me... (rayos! estaré funcionando mal?)
  • SEAL76 2011/04/24 17:39:23
    SEAL76
    +1
    Caffeine has no effect on my sleep habits. I like chocolate but it does not make me sleepy
  • Anna SEAL76 2011/04/24 21:43:33
    Anna
    I wonder why i raved here. Anyways, good message
  • BUDWARDDIDDLE 2011/04/24 17:24:47
    BUDWARDDIDDLE
    +1
    No it doesn't make me tired. If that were the case, I'd be napping every day. I usually have something chocolate evryday. I just love chocolate!
  • Anna BUDWARD... 2011/04/24 21:39:50
    Anna
    :-)
  • Anna BUDWARD... 2011/04/24 21:44:59
    Anna
    I'm raving for other reasons than I meant to. Anyways, good messages my friends!!!! Nice to have good friends!!!!!
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2011/04/24 15:48:47
    Just MEH....Piwan
    If anything it should make you more hyper due to the sugar content, etc.
  • Anna Just ME... 2011/04/24 21:40:28
    Anna
    +1
    Thanks for posting
  • Jareth Majere 2011/04/24 13:49:53
    Jareth Majere
    +1
    Nope, just make me want more chocolate
  • Anna Jareth ... 2011/04/24 21:40:40
    Anna
    :-D
  • Anna Jareth ... 2011/04/24 21:45:48
    Anna
    Two 50 cent Hershey bars is often enough for me.
  • shadow76 2011/04/24 13:45:30
    shadow76
    don't think it does, I eat it pretty much anytime if I am in the mood for it.
  • Anna shadow76 2011/04/24 21:41:03
    Anna
    +1
    Good. I don't see any problem with it
  • snail 2011/04/24 12:25:10
    snail
    Unfortunately, I have never been able to eat dark chocolate without getting nightmares. I have to be really careful not to consume it anywhere near bed time.

    Mom bought some kind of irresistible, delicious dark chocolate truffles around Christmas, and since I couldn't stop eating them, I had nightmares every night for almost a month.
  • Anna snail 2011/04/24 21:41:51
    Anna
    Sorry. Dark Chocolate is bitter. I eat milk chocolate but maybe you should take a break
  • LesWaggoner BN 1 2011/04/24 08:35:24
    LesWaggoner BN 1
    Doesn't make me sleepy at all.
  • Dotty Kaza 2011/04/24 08:24:55
    Dotty Kaza
    Chocolate does not make me sleepy but sometimes I think it will calm me down. So goes it for a "foodie."
  • Anna Dotty Kaza 2011/04/24 21:42:34
    Anna
    Goes it for a foodie?
  • Dotty Kaza Anna 2011/04/24 23:02:04
    Dotty Kaza
    Foodie = someone who really enjoys their food.
  • Anna Dotty Kaza 2011/04/25 02:14:11
    Anna
    So, I'm a foodie for it, you meant to say.
  • UNEEQ 2011/04/24 08:12:43
    UNEEQ
    No.
  • David (oYo) 2011/04/24 07:26:38
  • MichaelRigby 2011/04/24 07:17:24
    MichaelRigby
    +1
    I drink about 15 cups of strong tea a day and its the only liquid I take. Its never stopped me sleeping. Chocolate triggers the same pleasure centers as sex.

    Substances found in chocolate, such as phenylethylamine, theobromine, anandamide and tryptophan trigger mood enhancing chemicals and neurotransmitters to be released in the brain. Phenylethylamine is a chemical found in the body that is similar to amphetamine. It helps mediate feelings of giddiness, attraction, euphoria and excitement. Researchers believe phenylethylamine causes the brain to release mesolimbic dopamine in the pleasure centers of the brain, which peaks during an orgasm. Whooooo!!

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