Is it only me or do Energy gels wire the brain for hours and i mean hours after you have taken them? In fact with me they really effect my nights sleep, so much so that i fell asleep around 10pm last night but woke at various times throughout the night and then finally gave up and got up just before 5am and here i am still wide awake!
Now i done quite a long tough ride yesterday in prep for this weeks 3 Peaks event and knew i was going to be out riding for a good few hours so took enough supplies, i.e Buttys, fruit cake, dates etc and on top of that i had 2 gels and consumed all i have just mentioned.
The gels are SIS and one was normal with no caffeine and the other contained something called L-carnitine
Am just wondering is it only me that suffers from lack of sleep after taking these Energy gels? or is it a mixture of adrenaline from the days ride mixed with the contents of these gels??!! It's just a good job a don't have work today!!