10 drinks you didn’t know contain caffeine—now you know why you can’t sleep at night!

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Reader: Does milo have caffeine?

Read on to find out, dear reader.

Some of you might hate drinking plain water, and turn to other drinks instead. If you are thirsty at night, the first thought you might have would be probably, “Okay, no coffee, since I’m going to sleep soon” and then you pick another drink off your shelf or brew some hot tea. However, be warned that the other drinks might also contain caffeine content that you never knew! Here are some common beverages that contain caffeine and keep you awake at night.

Drinks like Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Mountain Dew all have caffeine in them. In addition to that, they are also chock-full of sugar. Even without the caffeine content, these drinks will activate your mind and we guarantee that you won’t be able to fall asleep for a good two hours until your blood sugar levels go back to normal.

Reader: So does milo have caffeine?


Decaffeinated coffee
You might think, duh, obviously decaffeinated coffee = no caffeine. However, that’s wrong! It just means that the caffeine content is much lower than normal coffee. Some decaffeinated coffee even have more than 20mg of coffee in every cup. Plus, why would you even drink decaf coffee? It’s like eating non-spicy laksa.

Coffee or tea? Actually, both has caffeine. A standard measure of the caffeine content is that 2 cups of tea = 1 cup of coffee. It’s an urban myth that hot tea helps you to fall asleep.

This popular drink has a whopping 42mg of caffeine per bottle. Plus, like soft drinks, it also has high sugar content (that’s what makes it taste so damn good). Avoid Snapple if you want to get your 8 hours of sleep.

Reader: As I asked before, does milo have caffeine?

You have a problem.

Sunkist orange
Even orange juice has caffeine?! Seems like we won’t be able to avoid it at all, even if we drink supposedly “healthier” drinks. This must be why they serve orange juice at hotel breakfasts, as it wakes you up.

Our favourite Singaporean drink has caffeine, but not too much of it. You’d need 92 cups of Milo to get the caffeine equivalent of one shot of espresso. So, you can continue to have your cup of hot milo every night.

Reader: Ah, so milo does have caffeine.

Vitamin Water
Similar to Sunkist orange juice, the citrus version of Vitamin Water has some caffeine in it. Try and get your daily dose of vitamins earlier in the day, rather than at night.

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