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Caffeine withdrawal symptoms you should be aware of.

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Caffeine Withdrawal: Are you feeling any of these symptoms?

Most people who suffer withdrawal from caffeine will likely feel a headache as soon as 12 hours after their last intake of caffeine. It gets worse after 24-48 hours and can take as long as a week.

Why does caffeine withdrawal happen?

It is because caffeine blocks receptors in the brain that can dilate blood vessels which then causes headaches. Also, when our intake of caffeine is reduced, our blood pressure drops which leads to an excess of blood in the head but not necessarily in the brain.

This is the reason why we feel cranky if we don't get our cup of Joe in the morning or for a long period of time. Imagine waking up in the morning and feeling excited about getting your daily dose of coffee and you realized you're late for work or a meeting so you rush out.

Good for you if coffee is served during the meeting but if not you'll add another two to three hours without any caffeine in coffee or espresso. Talk about a bad morning with a headache!

It is not just coffee that is the reason for the symptoms. Cola and tea give you approximately 40 milligrams each while coffee gives you 100 mg.

Here is a list of caffeine withdrawal symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Sleepiness
  • Inability to concentrate and/or focus
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Restlessness
  • Jitteriness
  • Flushed face
  • Nausea
  • Accelerated heartbeat

How do you avoid these symptoms?

It would be hard to avoid these symptoms especially if your intake is more than three cups of coffee a day. But what we can do to make sure we don't feel those severe headaches and other symptoms is to slowly lessen the intake of your coffee or cola.

We don't to do this abruptly as it will trigger those nasty withdrawal symptoms. How do we do it? Let's say you take an average of three cups of coffee a day, what you can do is this:

Week 1 - Lessen to 2 1/2 cups of coffee a day.
Week 2 - Lessen to 2 cups of coffee a day.
Week 3 - Lessen to 1 1/2 cups of coffee a day.
Week 4 - Lessen to 1 cup of coffee a day.

We know it's hard to do but if you're continuously experiencing the symptoms and it has been affecting your relationships and work then it would be best to cut down on your caffeine. It should be best for you in the long run.

Don't rush withdrawing caffeine from your body. Take your time and you'll be fine. Good luck!

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