Thursday, August 5, 2021


    Caffeine is the most popular drug in the world, i personally have been drinking coffee almost every single day since i first starting drinking it back in 2014, jr. year of highschool. Caffeine is a psychoactive drug and alters you're brain in many ways, like anything, too much is bad. Consuming too much caffeine can result in many negative effects such as, "Decrease your body’s ability to absorb certain nutrients, especially iron, Cause sleep problems – one strong cup of coffee within an hour before you go to bed may cause you to take longer to fall asleep and can shorten the length of your sleep. Light sleepers may find they move around more and do not feel rested when they wake up,Cause your stomach to retain its digested contents longer and worsen already existing stomach problems such as ulcers, Trigger an irregular heartbeat, Cause panic attacks – after heavy doses of caffeine and after many hours of it being in your system, you could experience shaky hands, increased perspiration, and anxiety, Cause dehydration – due to its diuretic properties, Intensify the effects of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)." -

    After doing some research on Caffeine for this post i will definitely be decreasing the amount of caffeine i consume and am now more aware of the negative side effects of this drug.  

Caffeine - chemical structure


  1. During the start of COVID-19 I was working overnights fulltime while also going to school fulltime. I was getting around 4 hours of sleep a night during the week, so obviously caffeine was in my diet. I mostly got my caffeine from energy drinks, such as monster. During this time I started realizing that my heart felt a bit off. There were some rare occurrences of the same thing happening before, and still currently to this day, but during this time period and even the short time afterwards when I stopped drinking it as much, it was happening much more. After about 6th months without having that caffeine in my system as often, the irregular heartbeat has gone down very much.

  2. I have been drinking everyday for the past 8 years (I am currently 23) and am pretty dependent on caffeine to get through the day. I enjoy a cup or 2 of black coffee everyday. When I don't get my coffee fix in the morning I experience headaches and become sluggish and irritable. Over the past year I have been getting a lot better with limiting the amount of caffeine I drink so that I am less dependent on it.