What Happen To Your Body When You Quit Caffeine For A Month

I stopped drinking coffee for a month and experienced these life-altering effects. ( By Adam Meyer)
One of the nicest things I ever did was end my relationship with coffee.

The day doesn't start for me until I've had my first (or second) cup of coffee. And I'm not alone in my coffee addiction; 64% of Americans consume the popular beverage daily. That's how I've lived my life as an adult, until a month ago, when I unexpectedly quit drinking coffee.

Although I used to like the caffeine high and heightened alertness that coffee offered me, I soon realized that my connection with it was poisonous and was causing me to feel jittery, irritable, low energy, and increasing worry. Although I won't call it an addiction, I leaned significantly on caffeine to wake up each morning. I realized it was time for a change when I reached the stage where I was consuming three or four cups per day and was no longer enjoying it because of the anxiety and energy dips.

I then took the choice to cut back on caffeine by switching to herbal teas in favor of my morning coffee. The job looked daunting at first. The tea was insipid, and I quickly felt the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal. On the first day, I suffered headaches, cognitive fog, poor sleep, aggravation, low energy, and a lack of ambition. TMI alert: My morning bowel movements, which used to come automatically, now require some effort. These symptoms persisted from day two to day five. Fortunately, they faded after the first week but lingered until the end of week two.

After two weeks in a post-caffeine stupor, something amazing happened. My body started to grow acclimated to not drinking coffee. I stopped desiring that coffee high and was beginning to feel...different. Not like my old, coffee-swilling self, but a more accurate reflection of who I truly am.

Continue reading to learn about the positive effects I encountered after giving up coffee for 30 days, as well as reasons why you might want to think about doing the same.

I Started Sleeping Better.

Do you were a teen and had vast measures of recreation to rest any place, whenever? Ok, indeed, those were the days [insert contemplative sigh]. I've generally credited my rest issues to "becoming older," like most individuals do. Be that as it may, after surrendering caffeine, my rest considerably advanced in just weeks. I quit experiencing difficulty nodding off, didn't need to get up in that frame of mind of the night to utilize the bathroom, and regularly awakened feeling empowered and revived, No more zombie-like strolls to the kitchen to snatch my caffeine fix.

While coffee might momentarily increase attentiveness throughout the day, it can drastically disrupt your sleep, leaving you groggy and agitated the following day. As a result, if you drink coffee daily, you will experience short bursts of alertness followed by energy slumps and long-lasting tiredness. For instance, studies suggest that consuming 400 milligrams of caffeine six hours before bed can considerably impair the quality of sleep by shortening the amount of time spent asleep by one hour. This sleep deprivation may have a disastrous effect on your health if it persists over time.

My Teeth Began To Get Whiter.

I don't know about you, but I'm weary of my dentist condemning me for drinking coffee. My teeth have never been very discolored, but they could use a little extra radiance. They would inquire about my coffee use at each six-month appointment with the dentist and make a remark about my discolored teeth. Well, I can't wait to show them my stain-free grin at my upcoming dentist visit!
Aside from helping to whiten your teeth and eliminate coffee breath, giving up caffeine offers further benefits for your dental health. Coffee has a high level of acidity, and studies have shown that acidic beverages can erode tooth enamel and promote tooth disease.

I Was Less Tense & Agitated.

For someone who has battled anxiety her whole life, it was astonishing how much caffeine withdrawal soothed my nerves and lessened my anxiety. I noticed that I wasn't as stressed out about my career or my family's troubles. I stopped getting upset about trivial things like spilling milk. Given that caffeine activates your "fight or flight" stress chemicals, which can trigger anxiety, jitteriness, heart palpitations, and panic attacks, my sudden serenity makes sense.

Because of my decreased anxiety, I was able to parent my kids with greater patience, which is a big unmentioned advantage. Naturally, any parent will tell you that patience is a virtue that you must practice cultivating throughout your life, but after my withdrawal symptoms and nervous jitters subsided, I became significantly less irritable and, as a result, significantly more present (and less stressed) around my children. This effect may have been the most profound of all.

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