Sunday, August 8, 2021

Caffeine

     The following list are legal substances that are considered psychoactive drugs: caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Caffeine is known to be the most used psychoactive stimulant in the world and this fact is due to the number of people in the world who drink coffee on a daily basis. Since the start of the pandemic and transferring to college classes fully virtual I have consumed a great deal of caffeine. I drink coffee during online classes every day, so that I can concentrate on the long lectures on Zoom. I found myself craving coffee more each day and would find comfort in taking occasional trips to Starbucks during quarantine. I've recently noticed changes in my sleep patterns and increased dehydration. When I researched why these changes were occurring, it was because I had been consuming a lot of caffeine. I recently decided to reduce my need for caffeine because this drug has a negative effect on my body.

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  1. I also noticed changes in my sleep schedule when I would consume large amounts of caffeine. When I began to cut it out of my diet I noticed positive changes in my mood and found going to bed to be much easier.

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