Addicted to caffeine? Of course, you will have own reasons such as you are made more alert, energetic and your productivity level enhances. You will also argue that caffeine lifts up your general mood within half an hour. In some form or other ,coffee is gradually being widely popular as a behaviour-altering drug.
Of course, in moderate doses (that is, two to three cups of brewed coffee a day), coffee is not harmful. But, you should keep away even from such a limited dosage if you are taking a caffeine sensitive medication. If you are taking in four to seven cups of coffee a day, you are certainly in the danger zone. Increased consumption of caffeine might result in certain physical discomforts, which are actually alarm bells rung by your body. These include restlessness, anxiety, irritability, muscle tremors, sleeplessness, headaches, nausea, gastrointestinal problems and abnormal heart rhythms.
People who have smaller body mass is likely to experience the negative effects of caffeine sooner, when compared to their heavier counterparts. Caffeine addicts are sure to be stressed mentally. Another major negative aspect of caffeine is that it interferes adversely with a person’s sleeping pattern. Actually if you are a heavy caffeine addict, you are sure to be robbed off your sleep completely. Caffeine addicts also complain that they wake up several times during night and thus deep sleep gets denied.
It is always advisable to bring down the caffeine dosage. At least prevent yourself from taking caffeinated beverages, eight hours before sleep. This is because; human body does not have any mechanism to store caffeine and thereby takes many hours to get rid of it completely.
If you are being treated with antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and norfloxacin (Noroxin), presence of caffeine in your body is likely to cause unwanted results. Similarly, certain herbal dietary supplements when combined with caffeine also are found to cause life-threatening effects.