Are You Tired of Saying ‘Coffee Makes Me Tired’?

With over two billion cups consumed each day, coffee has long been the world’s pick me up.

Used by millions to wake them up in the morning, help them power through a meeting or get them through the mid-afternoon slump, it’s often the first port of call when people need a boost. But it’s also common to feel sleepy after drinking coffee - so why is this? And what can you do to boost your energy without a corresponding slump later in the day?

Why do I feel sleepy after drinking coffee?

Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant that helps increase energy levels and alertness. In some, it can also provide a temporary boost in mood. You can have too much of a good thing, however: if you overdo the coffee breaks, the caffeine can cause anxiety, headaches, tremors and heightened blood pressure. Anyone who’s had a coffee later in the day will know that it can also disrupt normal sleep patterns.

It is possible to develop a tolerance to caffeine if you drink it to excess, which can reduce the feeling of the energy boost. The more caffeine your system needs to experience the kick, the more keenly you feel the post-coffee slump later. Up to 400mg of caffeine per day is deemed safe for adults, or about 4 cups (200mg for pregnant women). While caffeine is a stimulant, once it wears off, your initial fatigue may feel worse.

Sugar in your coffee also exacerbates the problem as you’ll experience a sugar crash shortly after drinking it. Sugar is processed by the body more quickly than coffee, and it leaves you without energy once it’s been used up. This means that as well as a reduced caffeine kick thanks to an increased tolerance, you may also be experiencing a sugar rush and crash, which doubles the feeling of fatigue.

Energy crash

Can too much caffeine make you tired?


One of the reasons why coffee makes you sleepy sometimes is likely because it’s making you dehydrated.

Coffee is a diuretic which means it makes you need to urinate. If you drink more and more to stay awake it can quickly create a vicious dehydrating cycle that will ultimately make you more tired.

Coffee contain large amounts of caffeine, which can provide a temporary energy boost. However, the boost associated with coffee may be accompanied by other problems. As mentioned, if it’s loaded with sugar, any buzz or increase in energy you experience will be accompanied by a corresponding crash.

Need a boost

Flyte is fast becoming the nation’s new favourite healthy energy drink - check out what some of our regular drinkers have to say about it!

Emma Joy from is loving her new alternative to coffee: ‘Although I love having coffee, when I want a break, I have a Flyte instead as it’s super refreshing and gives me a similar boost to any other caffeine hit.’

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What makes Flyte different?

The days of having to say ‘coffee makes me tired!’ are over. This is where Flyte comes in.

Flyte isn’t a traditional energy drink, and has been developed to give you an energy boost whenever you need, without the slump you get after a coffee (or other energy drinks).

Each bottle contains 100mg of organic caffeine for energy - this is sourced from green coffee beans which have their own benefits (see below).

It is low in sugar, so you avoid the crash - plus Flyte doesn’t contribute to weight gain.

It contains 88% purified water to keep you hydrated and alert.

Flyte also has other organic ingredients which work in tandem with the caffeine: maca root to help improve focus, schizandra to reduce fatigue, and griffonia to lift your mood.

Flyte flavours

All of these factors together make Flyte a natural, delicious alternative energy source, without any of the negative side effects.

What are the benefits of organic caffeine from green coffee beans?

Green coffee beans are coffee seeds of Coffea fruits that have not been roasted. When green coffee beans are roasted, the process reduces amounts of chlorogenic acid within them. Therefore, green coffee beans have a higher level of chlorogenic acid compared to regular, roasted coffee beans.

Green coffee beans

The chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought to have health benefits, such as aiding weight loss. The caffeine in Flyte is sourced from green coffee beans so helps provide a healthy, clean energy boost at any time of day.

Where can I buy Flyte and boost my energy levels?

Energy lift

If you feel like having a break from your coffee break, and want to experience the natural boost of Flyte, why not pick up a bottle? It comes in four delicious flavours and is available right now. Head over to our shop page and select your favourite variety, available in packs of six bottles, and we’ll send them directly to you, wherever you are in the UK.

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Louise from now drinks Flyte as a healthy alternative to the sugary energy drinks she used to use to beat the slump!

'As a previous self-confessed energy drink addict, Flyte has weaned me off the bad stuff and left me feeling refreshed and even healthy by using Flyte drinks for my new source of energy. I work a lot of early mornings, so often rely on additional bounts of energy in the morning. I now drink Flyte to help wake me up and give me a natural boost that lasts me throughout the day - although, I admit, sometimes I'll have a second bottle in the afternoon because unlike coffee or other energy drinks, Flyte actually tastes delicious even when you don't need an energy boost!'

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Stay energised and take Flyte today!