Millions of Americans kick start their day with hot brewed coffee. Caffeine is the most widely used drug in the world and people don’t drink it coffee as a drug but rather a beverage. As we all know desk jobs often bring sleepiness and boredom and working with full concentration is incomplete without drinking at least two cups of coffee. Nobody can think their day without coffee and you can barely find any office is not having coffee machines installed in their premises.
Coffee is known for its aroma and bitter-sweet taste and people are very well aware that coffee keep them alert and awake when they feel sleepy during productive hours of the day. However, excessive caffeine intake can definitely trouble your sleep.
For example, you leave the home for the office and your work takes half of your day. During the period of 8-10 hours, you gulp down minimum 5-6 cups of coffee to keep the sleep at bay. So till the time you reach home, sleep has gone thousand miles away from you even though you lie down on the bed and shut off your eyes. That’s how caffeine-induced sleep disorder takes place. Once you take caffeine, it remains in your body for several hours. When you take coffee just close to your bedtime or continues consumption of coffee throughout the day, it pushes the onset of sleep further delaying the natural time of your sleep. In short, excessive consumption of coffee not only affects your sleep but alters your sleeping patterns and decreases the quality of your sleep.
The disorder will only occur when the frequent and excessive consumption of coffee is taken by the individuals. The caffeine-induced sleep disorder can exhibit symptoms such as restlessness, increased irritability, nervousness, flushed face and tiredness.
Caffeine-induced anxiety disorders and sleeping disorders are rarely diagnosed but are usually a result of long-term overuse of caffeine. Caffeine can become a toxic if you take it excessively and may develop health problems. Caffeine-induced sleep disorders include insomnia and hypersomnia.
The only way to stop caffeine addiction is to gradually decreasing the frequency and amount of caffeine on a daily basis. The treatment should be followed under the medical supervision. Excessive consumption of caffeine has its own side effects and also withdrawal can lead to other problems such as nausea, headache and increased irritability. Hence, one should stop caffeine intake slowly and go one step at a time.