What is it?

Caffeine is a compound used to stimulate your central nervous system. Your central nervous system is in charge of your brain and spinal cord resulting in awareness, movements, sensations, thoughts, speech and memory. Many people look to caffeine to help them through the day. A common way to obtain caffeine is drinking coffee.

Are you drinking to much Coffee?

Evidence indicates 4-5 cups of coffee a day is the optimal amount. Keeping in mind it can effect each person differently. It’s best to pay attention to how your body responds to the amount you are consuming. Side effects of too much coffee include restlessness, anxiety, dizziness, upset stomach, increased stress levels, irritability, insomnia, fast heart beat and tremors. If you already have heart or blood pressure issues your cardiologist may advise you to decrease your caffeine intake.

Why do I feel more tired after drinking coffee?

Coffee has a dramatic spike and than you crash, which is why a lot of people have to go for their mid-day caffeine to make it through the day. Caffeine also does cause dehydration, which is associated with fatigue and drowsiness. One should drink a glass of water prior to drinking coffee to decrease the acidity, minimize stomach aches, help decrease stains on your teeth, and hydrate, before you dehydrate yourself. Research states one should drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.