(Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels) Coffee consumption has been linked to lower levels of suicide. A study done by the Harvard School of Public Health determined that drinking between two and four cups of cof... ... middle of paper ... ... day may suffer a lot if they tried to stop drinking it. If you stop taking caffeine, you may have withdrawal symptoms for a day or more. These symptoms are: headache fatigue anxiety irritability depressed mood difficulty concentrating If you are addicted to coffee, the safest way to quit is to slowly cut back by one cup per day for a week. For example, if you drink 6 cups a day, reduce them for 5 cups for a week and then 4 for the next week.
As side from that, excess caffeine can also overstimulate the central nervous system, disrupting sleeping patterns. High amounts of caffeine produce negative effect on sleep onset and quality. However, there are large individual differences in the effects of caffeine on sleep. Many people consume coffee during the evening and have no problems falling asleep, while others find that the mild stimulation of caffeine consumed shortly before a bed time delays the time to fall asleep. Lastly, a common side effect of coffee we all may have experienced is the staining of teeth and dehydration.
Although there is very few data that caffeine containing energy drinks may temporarily improve alertness, but they enhance strength and decrease power (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health). Excessive intakes of beverages lead to adenosine receptors prone to feeling increased anxiety. Energy drinks cause insomnia, which is effect of caffeine. Lack of sleep has been seen to cause impaired body function. They also cause some people to shake and be anxious.
Not everybody will experience the same effects from caffeine. Some people seem more sensitive to caffeine than others (Staff 1). While some will express unwanted effects after only one cup of coffee or tea, others will not notice these same effects until after maybe four or five cups. Although caffeine does include benefits, many downfalls exemplify the stimulant as well. Drinking even small amounts of caffeine daily develops harmful effects on most people’s body and health.
In conclusion, caffeine in coffee and the consumption Americans drink daily can be an issue for human health, sleep pattern, and physical dependency leading to caffeine withdrawal symptoms from quitting immediately. Caffeine addictions would diminish your health and probably put your life in risk of death and a higher percentage of falling into depression, and other diseases. Lovers of a wide variety of beverages containing caffeine after all the information provided in many studies and research including facts given, how much caffeine will you intake the next time you ingest that heavenly drink containing all those consequences till the very last drop falls.
Most of the time people have headaches, is because they don’t have enough water in their system, to keep their brain hydrated. A few glasses of water can make your headache go away (Sam Lopez). This seems to work for me, whenever I have a headache. Another cause of dehydration can occur if you experience a period of vomiting or diarrhea (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000982.htm). Since you loose so many liquids when you are vomiting, your stomach doesn’t feel like eating or drinking Dehydration 2 so you remain in a state of dehydration.
Coffee causes a little muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter to relax. Once that muscle is relaxed, it is no longer tightly closed causing stomach contents to go back in the esophagus causing a burning feeling. (Dillan, 2013) Ways to get rid of the addition Like any other addiction, caffeine addiction can be treated and recovered fro... ... middle of paper ... ...eine withdrawal symptoms tend to vary from one person to another as its duration varies too. Most symptoms subside after a couple of days unless the addiction is extreme. In that case, symptoms might last for one or two weeks.
The longer people drink caffeine, the more they have to drink to have the same effect to stay awake. In Healing ADD, Daniel G. Amen, M.D., states: “In the short run caffeine makes you feel more focused” (211). But, consuming 250mg of caffeine in one day, which is more than one Rockstar energy drink or a venti from Starbucks, can cause some scary side effects. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary states that caffeine intoxication side effects include “restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushed face” as well as irregular heart rhythms, twitching, stomach irritation, and even death (302). One teenager in particular died of cardiac arrest from having two twenty-four ounce Monster energy drinks in a 24-hour period.
“As reported in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop cognitive impairment or Alzheimer 's disease and other forms of dementia” (Medical Daily) However, this is false because alcohol actually leads to decreases brain cells which increases the risk of dementia in older ages. “Small amounts of alcohol might, in effect, make brain cells more fit” (Medical Daily) Alcohol has a negative impact on the brain by making it less fit by eating away at healthy brain matter. “Alcohol in moderate amounts stresses cells and thus toughens them up to cope with major stresses down the road that could cause dementia” (Science Daily) Alcohol does help with stress, but in contrast to the little positive impact it greatly decreases brain health and well being by reducing brain cell size. Teetotalism is the practice or promotion of complete personal abstinence from alcoholic beverages. Going teetotal can reduce the risk of dementia by creating a cleaner brain en... ... middle of paper ... ...an lead to brain deteriorating diseases during elderly years.
Another chemical reaction that occurs is caffeine add... ... middle of paper ... ...a sip.’ On the other hand, another disadvantage of caffeine is ‘Caffeine Addiction,’ it has been proven by researchers that like drugs many people will/have an addiction to caffeine. According to a published research, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, done in, research ‘determined that caffeine drinkers who had an average of 357 milligrams of caffeine per day showed classic drug dependence signs and symptoms such as a higher tolerance for caffeine with frequent use, a persistent desire or unsuccessful attempt at limiting their intake, withdrawal symptoms when they cut back on their intake and choosing to continue consuming caffeine in spite of the knowledge that caffeine might cause them psychological and physical problems.’ The usual effects of caffeine withdrawal are ‘headaches, exhaustion, being cranky, lack in concentration and even depression.