Caffeine is a drug that upwards of 80% of the American population consumes daily. It allows you to wake up and be ready for the work day every day, and without it, you’d feel sluggish and unable to cope with your daily activities.
This is why it’s no surprise that so many people are using it.
But consuming it so often, and often in high quantities, has its consequences.
Here is what caffeine is doing to your body, and what you might want to do if you’re consuming too much of it:
It Dehydrated You
Caffeine is a natural diuretic, meaning that consuming it will make you have to go pee. This feeling doesn’t really go away. In fact, until the caffeine completely exits your bloodstream, you’ll have a more pronounced feeling to use the bathroom.
This leads to a more dehydrated state, and unless you’re drinking enough water to keep up with the constant feeling of peeing, you’ll quickly dry up.
Being constantly dehydrated puts pressure on your organs, and they have to work harder because your blood isn’t as mobile.
It Impacts Your Adrenal Glands
Your adrenal glands are responsible for the feeling you get when you drink coffee and other things with caffeine in them. They’re the things that make you feel awake.
When you drink coffee, the caffeine inhibits your adrenal glands, allowing the adrenaline to be produced by your body and provide you with that feeling of being awake and refreshed.
But doing this so often puts severe stress on your adrenal glands. If you’re telling them to produce all of this adrenaline every day, they get worn out and eventually stop producing their adrenaline naturally.
This is why you feel so sleepy I you miss your coffee: because you’re worn out. You’re basically bringing your body back to a state of normalcy when you feel like you and consume some more coffee.
If Hurts Your CNS
Your CNS is your central nervous system, and this is what gets impacted by constant caffeine usage.
Ever notice how you get all shaky when you drink coffee? It’s because the adrenaline is affecting your nervous system at the same time as making you feel awake.
And when your nervous system is being worked constantly and not getting any breaks, it’s easy to feel like you’re being hit by a truck.
Putting all of this pressure on your CNS is not healthy, and it’s good to take a two-week break from caffeine occasionally.