How is Caffeine affecting you? How much is too much?

Like most people I would wake up and immediately look for my morning cup of coffee. In high school waking up at 7am to start class at 8am wasn’t a simple task, and every morning I would get my fresh brewed cup of coffee from a local Quick Chek, or Dunkin Donuts. This became a habit, a habit that I couldn’t choose to just stop, it was addicting. I had slowly become more tolerant towards caffeine and a simple coffee just didn’t do it.  I would constantly increase my cups of coffee in the , ask for espresso shots, and drink an energy drink for lunch. The first problem I noticed was insomnia. At night I could not fall asleep, and during the day I would be exhausted, which then led to more caffeine consumption. I had a constant feeling of jitters, and was always very anxious.

I recently had cut myself off from coffee, and energy drinks. I have noticed that I have been getting much better sleep at nights, and I fall asleep much easier, because the caffeine isn’t flowing through my system while I should be resting. I’m much more calm during the day, and have been in much better moods. There is nothing wrong with having a cup of coffee to give you a nice little boost, just don’t consume too much. A healthy adult can usually consume around 300mg and not experience any harmful effects. Caffeine is addicting so drink it with caution.

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One thought on “How is Caffeine affecting you? How much is too much?

  1. I completely agree with this post. I am currently on a project of abstaining from caffeine for a whole 30 days. It has been really affecting my digestive health and I want to see how much of these complaints have to do with caffeine.

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