Posts tagged ‘caffeine headaches’
Healthy living needs to become Habit. It’s not easy changing the way you live. My personal example: Coffee. I live for my morning coffee, my afternoon coffee…and the ones in between (I know, it’s horrible, you’re cringing). It’s not just the caffeine that’s addicting. I’m addicted to the comfort of the cup, the warmth, and the glorious smell. Coffee was my go to form of self-medication for headaches and sometimes even stress. Unfortunately caffeine can cause a phenomenon called rebound (more on that in a later post) and probably contributed to my head pain more than it helped.
Honestly, it’s been super challenging to cut the amount of coffee I consume, but making healthy substitutions (like green tea) is helping. I made my usual morning coffee and only drank half today so I know it’s getting easier.
Quitting coffee isn’t necessary for everyone, but if your doctor suggests it or you’re struggling with insomnia, it just might be a good idea. Coffee in and of itself is not the problem. Caffeine is the problem. Many health sources say coffee is fine in moderation, and may even be good for you. However, it’s important to remember that coffee does contain a potentially addictive stimulant.
Wish me luck on my quitting adventure! Luck to you on yours!