Who doesn’t like the traditional, “Good morning boost?" Coffee; a delicious caffeinated drink drank by millions each day. We all love it, and may even be addicted to it. If you are like most, you don’t know the effects this addiction has on your body. Keep reading to find out how you can manage that “good morning boost” addiction.
Signs You're Addicted To Coffee
Can’t socialize before coffee? Neither can most! Becoming addicted to coffee is easier than you may think. Read below to see the six key signs - you just may be a coffee addict after all.
- You get a headache if you do not have your morning cup of Joe
- You just “aren't yourself” before your first cup
- You can’t seem to concentrate without your daily dose of caffeine
- You have increased your daily coffee intake
- You constantly have the jitters
- You just can’t quit cold turkey
How Much Coffee Is 'Too much'?
With sign #4 in mind, how much coffee is 'too much' coffee? We’ve all stopped by Starbucks on our way to and from work, but how much can our bodies really take? Studies show that drinking six or more cups a day can increase your risk of a heart attack by 22%. In addition, studies show that caffeine in large quantities can cause high blood pressure, increasing your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
Effects Of Coffee Addiction
Now that you know what the signs of a coffee addiction are, what kind of effects is caffeine really having on your body? As briefly mentioned, caffeine can increase your risk for heart related issues and increase your heart rate. In addition, caffeine affects how you sleep and can cause insomnia. Caffeine can also lead to increased blood pressure, indigestion, and headaches. Caffeine can also increase anxiety and lead to frequent urination. Furthermore, having too much caffeine can have the opposite effect, and can lead to some serious fatigue. Though caffeine can boost your energy in the short run, in the long run, studies have shown that days after a large consumption of caffeine, people tend to be more tired than usual. So remember - everything in moderation!