Caffeine is one of the most widely accepted addictive drugs on the planet. There are benefits associated with consuming it for example improved memory function and, obviously, greater levels of alertness. However, not being dependant on caffeine also has many advantages.
You will wake up easier and more refreshed
People who are completely off caffeine sleep more deeply and better than those who drink even a little coffee. Since the half-life of caffeine is 4-6 hours, even people who have no caffeine after 12 noon report a better quality of sleep after quitting caffeine.
You will have consistent energy levels thought the day
For a burst of high level energy, caffeine seems to be perfect but then the aftermath complete with sluggishness and exhaustion when the toxicity of the caffeine runs out lead you to reaching for another coffee. Embracing a caffeine free lifestyle means you can avoid these periods of exhaustion and you will feel naturally more energetic, only feeling tired when you’re actually physically ready for sleep and not when your caffeine levels have dropped.
You will have a decrease in stress and anxiety
Caffeine is a stimulant, meaning it hits your nervous system's gas pedal. Caffeine triggers a release of adrenaline, needlessly putting you into "fight or flight" mode. And, since caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, narrowing your blood vessels, it raises your blood pressure. Get rid of caffeine, and you'll feel less anxious and stressed.
Your blood pressure may be lower
Caffeine can raise your blood pressure a few points and even more in some people. Quitting coffee or caffeine can lower your blood pressure and keep your heart from working as hard.
You will be in a better mood
Caffeine alters your mood. Many report being grumpy until they’ve had their morning coffee and others feel lethargic when the caffeine begins to wear off in the afternoon.
Giving up caffeine can even out the ups and downs.
You may have fewer headaches
Caffeine is a major trigger for headaches. Any alteration in your normal daily caffeine consumption can result in a caffeine withdrawal headache. Caffeine can also be a migraine trigger.
Caffeine Will Work Again
Consuming caffeine daily quickly causes the human body to build up tolerance. The same dose of caffeine then causes a person to achieve a sense of normal rather than the euphoric feelings it once did. Quitting resets your body’s caffeine tolerance, allowing it to work really well on the occasions you really need it to.
No More Jitters
One of the leading side-effects from caffeine or coffee consumption is jitters or shaky hands. This can range from annoying to even debilitating for some people. Giving up can give you your steady hands back.
So switching to a caffeine free lifestyle may seem like a big step, especially if you’re a coffee lover, but as you can see living without caffeine has many positives which everyone can benefit from.