Many people cannot imagine life without coffee. This elixir helps to work longer, want to sleep less and goes well with dessert. It is clear that sometimes you can overdo it. What to do in this case?
What are the side effects of caffeine?
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, relieving us from drowsiness. In addition, it promotes the production of adrenaline, increasing heart rate. Within reason, this is good, but an overdose of caffeine can make you very sensitive to everything, increase anxiety and timidity.
The average dose is 400 mg of caffeine a day, which is about 4 cups of standard coffee. But in coffee shops drinks can be served, where such quantity - in one portion!
Got coffee, what to do?
The bad news is that it takes about 9.5 hours for the blood caffeine level to drop by half. The good news is that it doesn't mean you can't run away from the consequences.
First, start drinking water. This will ease some of the symptoms of an overdose and help the body deal with them more easily.
Second, go in for sports. Exercise will help remove caffeine from the body faster.
Third, eat a product rich in potassium and magnesium. For example, a banana. Caffeine washes these elements out of the body, leading to trembling hands and other troubles.
If you experience breathing problems, convulsions, chest pain, nausea, very fast heartbeat, see a doctor.