Caffeine intake can affect our health positively and negatively. On the positive, the stimulating effects of caffeine can significantly boosts brain activity, performance, and overall cognitive functioning. It enhances brain refreshing which keep kips it highly concentrated or focused.

Regular caffeine intake is also associated with high anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, faster heart rates, chest pain, digestive issues, fatigue, addiction, and other muscle problems as the existing properties impact normal functioning of some brain and body processes.

Its link to anxiety and panic symptoms

The stimulating effects of caffeine can worsen anxiety and panic symptoms as they affect the sympathetic nervous system triggering the natural fight or flight response which is linked to a higher level of anxiety.

How giving up caffeine can impact sleep

Limiting your intake of caffeinated beverages before bed can promote healthy sleep patterns in people with insomnia due to its stimulating effects. Caffeine negatively impacts REM sleep as it increases body temperatures and keep the brain alert for longer durations. Quitting the consumption of caffeine can improve REM sleep and the sleeping patterns.

Anastasia Filipenko

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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