Does drinking tea cause insomnia?

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Some teas can sometimes

If tea has psychostimulant effects or other psychotropic effects which can alter things like wakefulness or sleep architecture, the result may be insomnia for some people. Avoiding larger amounts of tea and more potent or stimulating teas, and only having tea in the morning instead of the afternoon or evening may both help most people avoid this kind of outcome. Some people might find that the odd intake of tea can cause issues regular use does not, or conversely that semi-daily drinking will reduce certain undesirable effects. This is another factor one can adjust if they are having trouble.


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For people who drink sufficiently potent tea on a very regular basis, there is the possibility of a meaningful physical dependence developing. Trying to stop the tea cold turkey instead of reducing intake over time make result in withdrawal symptoms for at least some people, and sleeping difficulties are one of the most common forms of withdrawal symptom. Just because drugs are milder does not mean there is never the chance of withdrawal — we see the same kind of trouble with daily coffee intake, for instance.

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Another more obscure concern is that some teas can act on pre-existing health conditions or interfere with how our body is metabolizing or responding to ongoing drug use. This can end up disrupting sleep by aggravating a medical condition, changing how much of another drug is acting on our nervous system, or changing what another drug is doing when it does act.

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As with all these other possibilities, the specific contents of the tea, the frequency and volume of use, and one’s personal traits and reactions are all potentially relevant.

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