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    As many of you have seen I am regularly posting on the Pub in the early morning hours-I have sleep apnea and use a C-Pap, but it would seem that even with that I would wake up every morning around 345-4 am. A few months ago my wife came down with a mystery rash that the Dr's could not figure out what was its cause. She started eliminating things from her diet-coffee, diet coke anything with caffeine. After a few weeks it seemed to be a lot better, so she tried to see what she could put back into her diet that would not affect her. She wanted and missed her cup of coffee in the am, so she decided to have just a half a cup and boom immediately the rash returned. So she said it must be the caffeine. After a few days and the rash was gone I made the coffee with caffeine free stuff and boom back came the rash. She then said, I wonder if it is the splenda- so once the rash was gone I made her coffee and used real sugar and no rash. Sorry this is so long- so I started reading up on splenda and wondered if it had anything to do with my sleep habits. 10 days ago I stopped using splenda and for the past 6 nights I have slept through the night, with only my bladder awakening me around 550 am.

    I am now convinced it had to be the splenda-while i hated going back to regular sugar(tried stivia but the after taste drove me crazy) as I try to do low carbs-I have found myself much more rested and refreshed- just food for thought for any of you splenda users
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    Thats amazing. I don't use any sweeteners in my drinks as I drimk my coffee black and water pretty much the rest of the day.

    I workout 5 days a week so I am pretty diet concious. A few years back I decided since I get home so late at night I would not eat, but have a protein drink instead. For s8me odd reason, that causes me to wake up with a migraine, so I had to stop that very quickly.
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    Glad you all figured it out. Interesting how that worked out for you all though. I would say bill that as long as you aren't taking in massive amounts of sugar all day, I tend to think a bit of regular sugar in ones coffee i the morning won't hurt
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    I also don't like the stevia but recently found monk fruit juice and it is much more satisfactory for me. Maybe give it a shot, I prefer the liquid over the powdered monk fruit.
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    If you haven't tried it yet, try Stevia in the raw. I've tried a couple of other Stevia products and they sucked tremendously, but this one is pretty decent IMO.
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    I grow my own Stevia and it is great. Thank you for your insights Bill, they may help those who read this post.
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    Splenda has always given me migraines and made me feel sick - and folks always thought I was nuts when I said it. I second the Stevia-In-The-Raw, but to counter the aftertaste I use one packet of Stevia mixed with a bit of the "real" stuff. Better flavor.

    Another great option when I can find it up here - Domino light. It's a pre-mixed Stevia/regular sugar mix already in a packet.
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    Have you tried Agave sweetner? Low on the glycemic index and no aftertaste. Speaking of nasty aftertastes, about 1 in 100 find Splenda to have the most nasty, bitter aftertaste. I happen to be one of them. When Splenda first came out, everyone of my friends was raving how sweet it was and couldn't understand why I found it tasted like crap--literally. Did a little research and found out about 1% of the population tastes the aftertaste. My wife didn't believe me I was part of the 1% until she set up a little experiment with sweetners and it was easy to pick the drinks with Splenda.
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    holy crap bill is it like A bad sunburn I've been getting one on my stomach.. irritating as hell. And I've been drinking the public diet(splenda) tea by the jug.
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    might be time for a change to green tea and a tad of cane sugar....
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    I usually brew my own sweet tea with raw sugar. But over the hollidays I've been subjected to the publix stuff
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    hell I was 12 before I found out tea didn't come sweet- we were on a trip and we were in Ohio and when I ordered tea what I got tasted horrible-my parents got a big kick out of it

    I make tea by the gallon at home and follow the recipe my Mom used- 2 cups of sugar dissolved in a half gallon of boiling water with 15 tea bags(this was before they had family size) I now use 7 family sized tea Publix decaf brand tea bags-then after it sat for an hour she took out the tea bags and filled the pitcher with another half gallon of water and stirred-I probably drink a half gallon of it a day
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    Sounds very southern :)
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    Green tea is the best.. With a Japanese wife, you can bet I drink a lot of it. No sugar necessary, imo
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    my drink of choice, decaf green tea, iced with lots of lemon, drink it all day most days
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    Splenda is horrible for you. Period.
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    Barry is that you and what have you done with Mark
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    only 16 calories per spoonful of sugar, so unless you're drinking an awful lot of cups, that source of sugar shouldn't hurt you or your wife's diet. if you're trying to get away from processed sugar, try raw sugar, that's what i use. i love the little bit of caramel flavor it imparts in the coffee...
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    Just had my 2 cups of morning coffee with Sugar in the raw and it was excellent-thanks for the suggestion verti
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    While it's very possible, I suppose, that we all have foods that don't agree with us, placebo effect is powerful, as is it's evil twin the nocebo effect. In the end, if experimentation makes you feel better, more power to you.

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