Caffeine can become addicting and can over power your day. When you start to feel sluggish and need energy most people turn to caffeine. Individuals with caffeine addiction tend to drink about the equivalent of two, 6-ounce coffees or five 12-ounce cans of soft drinks. They can develop a dependency on caffeine and experience symptoms if they do not get their caffeine fix. Some experience withdraw symptoms could be a migraine headache, insomnia, restlessness, irritability, rapid heartbeat, stomach issues, and anxiety. Some helpful ways to beat your caffeine fix are:
- Try exercising when you start becoming tired. A quick 15-minute jog will energize you and get you ready for what’s to come.
- Drink plenty of water. You can even find carbonated water to help trick your self in thinking you are drinking a soda. Sometimes flavor water can also help.
- Get plenty of sleep. Sleeping 5 or 6 hours a night may not be enough for you so try sleeping an extra 30 minutes every night till you find that perfect sleep cycle. If you are able to, take a 20 or 30 minute nap.
- Make sure you are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and if needed, schedule an appointment with your Primary Care Physician to check your levels. Switch your mid-day snack to include protein, fruits and vegetables.
- Slowly decrease the amount of caffeine you drink a day to avoid the withdraw symptoms. You don’t need a substance to keep you going, all you need is food, water and motivation. Don’t rely on a quick fix that can cause problems down the road.