OK. Why do you need caffeine? You say you get plenty of sleep.
You instead take an over the counter decongestant. Why? What side effect, matches the effect of caffeine, which is what, exactly, since you get enough sleep? Nervousness, restlessness, inability to sleep, you need these to work?
Caffeine activates your reflux. So, don’t take it. No wait, coffee, activates your reflux, likely by its acid content. So, if you swallow a No-Doz, you don’t get reflux? Or you do?
Again, you need caffeine, why?
I hope this isn’t thread shitting. But I’d like a complete question, so we can give a useful answer. You just put the “I get 8-10 hours of sleep” to shut out the most useful typical help offered.
I know a guy who doesn’t work. He’s never worked. He’s essentially the “house husband” for his family. He never imbibes caffeine. He doesn’t “get” it – he asks, “What does it do for you, at work?”
Caffeine at work is a polite fiction. We show up, bleary eyed and out of it. Bosses, supervisors, white-collar, blue collar, doesn’t matter. Then we sip the piping hot brown liquid and our eyes snap open. Poing Ready to face the day and handle any challenge.
How’d we get there? How’d we drive without causing an accident? How’d we navigate mass transit? How’d we dress ourselves?
None of that matters. But we need coffee before we face any challenge. Well, why?