I drink energy drinks like Red Bull to calm me down and get me focused. When I don't have the Red Bull I have energy but nowhere to put it in an organized fashion. With red Bull I can work all day, and get a lot done. All my ideas and energy seem to come together, and my usually at-the-speed-of-light thoughts slow down and become 'grabbable' for a while. I guess it is is a form of self medication-but it works for me. My husband started working at a teen rehabilitation facility and they have teens there who are prescribed energy drinks BEFORE BED on account of ADD?ADHD . He was amazed at this- and so was I since I had already noticed my body/brain response was also to calm down, etc. I would think energy drinks are suppose to speed you up, etc. Not me! Anyone else?