Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Coffee

January 8, 2021
Wicker and Wilde

While Wicker insists on tea (zzzzz -LOL) You know how much Wilde loves her coffee.......but how much coffee is too much? Everyone is different, but according to health specialists, there are some serious side effects of drinking more than four cups of coffee a day. Beyond feeling jittery and wildly alert, these are the signs it may be time to cut back on caffeine.

Headaches - When you consume caffeine on a regular basis, your body becomes dependent on its effects, and then if you don’t have it, it can trigger a caffeine withdrawal headache. If you stop drinking coffee, those headaches can last a few weeks while the body adjusts to not having caffeine in its system.

Having to go tinkle all the time - Caffeine is a diuretic, which means it can stimulate your bladder and make you have to go to the bathroom more often.

Fast heartbeat - Drinking too many caffeinated beverages can cause tachycardia [[tack-uh-card-ia]], which is when your heart beats more than 100 times a minute.

Muscle tremors - If your body starts shaking or trembling, especially in your hands, it could mean you're overdoing it with the caffeine. The experts recommend reducing your coffee intake if you’re experiencing these tremors.

Insomnia - We all know how important getting good sleep is and if you’re not getting it consistently, it could be the coffee. Stimulants like caffeine and nicotine can take hours to wear off and wreak havoc on your quality sleep, so the Mayo Clinic recommends avoiding them starting 10 hours before bedtime.

Nervousness - If you’re feeling anxious or nervous, you may want to cut back a bit. Caffeinated beverages can make you feel jittery and nervous, so laying off could help.