I don't know if it's all of these negative ions from the rain & cold, but when I get up, I'm totally brain dead. I take very few sleepers at night, so I know it's not from that. I just sit there in a "stupor" until I finally get to my caffeine drink. That's my savor, but I'm still in a semi-awake mode for at least a few hours. Anyone? LIGHT***********carole P.S. as the caffeine is just now starting to do its job, I'm thinking.............well of course, it's your brain not doing its normal job!!! "Normal"????