Caffeine Addiction &Withdrawal

In today’s world the people who rely on a cup of coffee in the morning to make their day better is on the increase. The caffeine in coffee is as addictive as the nicotine in cigarettes and alcohol. The trend of over using caffeinated products is increasing in students and it professionals. These individuals choose to boycott themselves from drugs and alcohol beverages but move into the coffee addiction. For a healthy adult 400mg of caffeine daily is perfectly fine but pregnant women, individuals who suffer from anxiety and panic should reduce the levels. Having a cup or 2 daily is actually good for the mind and body. It keeps you alert and increases your dynamic performance. 

Only 50% of the addicts are aware of the addiction. Slowly but surely the body moves from addiction to tolerance and then the daily 2 cups becomes 3 and slowly 4. Withdrawal is the major problem to the ones trying to quit. The symptoms include

  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability

These symptoms start from 24 hours after discontinuing the course and peak effects can be seen through the first few days. It is always advisable to not give it up in 1 single go. Slowly reduce the concentration of it by drinking less daily. Ensure good sleep to combat the withdrawal symptoms

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