Good Morning

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The word “Morning” may be used in a strictly personal sense, to refer to the period immediately following waking up, irrespective of the current time of day.

In this sense, morning encompasses the (mostly menial) prerequisites for full productivity and life in public (i.e. cleaning, a morning meal, often breakfast, coffee, dressing, etc).

The boundaries of such morning periods are by necessity idiosyncratic, but they are typically considered to have ended on reaching a state of full readiness for the day’s productive activity.

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er…full readiness?

So you wake up looking like a mess (which in my situation, is usually the case). How do you attain “full readiness” after 5 hours of sleep? How on earth do you stimulate the senses?

 

The health effects of coffee have been studied to determine how coffee drinking affects humans.

Coffee contains several compounds which are known to affect human body chemistry. The coffee bean itself contains chemicals which are mild psychotropics for humans as a defense mechanism of the Coffee plant. These chemicals are toxic in large doses, or even in their normal amount when consumed by many creatures which may otherwise have threatened the beans in the wild.

Numerous studies show that this vastly popular stimulating beverage offers significant benefits to mind and body. Coffee’s stimulating effects are due to its caffeine content. An analysis of caffeine studies performed at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research concluded that at around 300 milligrams per day, caffeine improves mood, vigilance, alertness and an overall sense of well being.

This translates into two or three average strength cups of coffee per day.

Coffee stimulates the flow of blood in the brain, and invigorates the mind.

It enhances alertness and motivation, facilitates thought formation and concentration, and decreases mental fatigue. Within the daily dosage range of 300 milligrams of caffeine per day, coffee increases general happiness and feelings of pleasure, and increases positive mood overall. Coffee awakens the senses.

Do you still wonder why those ancient people used to worship the coffee bean?

Then again..

There is the dark side..

“..coffee stimulates your adrenal glands, which makes you feel like you could take a bullet and eat glass. When the adrenaline runs dry, you feel like you’ve been running a marathon, which leads you to look for more coffee to get those glands pumping again. After a few rides on the adrenal roller-coaster, you crash. You might think all of this probably takes a while, but it takes about seven days to become addicted to caffeine.”

“Caffeine is an adenosine antagonist. This means it prevents adenosine from doing its job. Your brain is filled with keys which fit specific keyholes. Adenosine is one of those keys, but caffeine can fit in the same keyhole. When caffeine gets in there, it keeps adenosine from getting in. Adenosine does a lot of stuff all throughout  your body, but the most noticeable job it has is to suppress your nervous system. With caffeine stuck in the keyhole, adenosine can’t calm you down. It can’t make you drowsy. It can’t get you to shut up. That crazy wired feeling you get when you drink a lot of coffee is what it feels like when your brain can’t turn itself off.”

So it’s best you decide when exactly is the right time, for a cup of sin.

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Random piece of information:

Breakfast is the first meal of the day, usually consumed in the morning (relevant to time of wakefulness). The word is a compound of “break” and “fast”, referring to the conclusion of fasting since the previous day’s last meal.

Breakfast meals vary widely in different cultures around the world, but often include  fruit and/or vegetable, protein.

Nutritional experts have referred to breakfast as the most important meal of the day, citing studies that find that people who skip breakfast are disproportionately likely to have problems with concentration, metabolism, and weight.

 

So, it takes you too a bit of an effort to get out of bed in the morning, a shower, a cup of coffee and some good music usually will do the trick. Great Morning music, can be found at:   Radio Paradise

 

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