I read a post in Time magazine about coffee. It was a long article, so about half way through I nearly quit. The part of the article I read talked up coffee to the point I was thinking I should start drinking it.
Then, for some reason, I decided to read the rest of the post. I'm glad I did, because it brought me back down to reason. Sure, coffee is a natural drug that has many benefits. It does make you feel good. It improves your alertness and mood. It has even been proven to decrease depression and anxiety.
However, once you drink it for a while (get addicted I might as well say), it takes 1-2 cups of coffee just to get up to the happiness of a person who doesn't drink coffee. And then you have to have 2 more to get the happiness (or wakefulness) you used to get with one cup.
So, I decided, I might as well continue not drinking it.
That in mind, I wonder what percentage of night shift workers drink coffee? I'm quite certain I'm in the minority as a non-coffee drinker.
Perhaps a poll is in order. Still, I bet I'm in the minority as one of the few night shif workers who do not drink coffee.