I am a caffeine addict. I drink coffee ( black) all day long, red bull, rockstar energy drinks,5 hour energy and more coffee.I have been drinking coffee everyday since I was 12. That much caffeine just isn’t healthy. I decided to go cold turkey today …
I’m always tired, I can fall asleep at a moments notice. A very dear friend suggested that it might be because I sleep poorly due to the amount of caffeine in my body. I am a terrible sleeper. I sleep a lot, but am never rested. I fall asleep watching movies. I stay up late and sleep soundly for a few hours and then am up at like 2 am washing the dishes… I lay awake in bed for hours with some dumb song in my head. The worst is when I don’t know all the words…Hours of you tube to finish the song, so my mind can rest, so I can sleep.
The headache!!!!! My head is pounding. It’s not a migraine, but almost. I’ve been awake for 2 hours and I feel loopy and exhausted and my head hurts. The active ingredient in most headache medicine is caffeine. So maybe the headache is a culmination of all the headaches I would have had if I wasn’t all coffee’d up?
My hands are shaky. Why oh why do my hands keep shaking?? Coffee is addictive and I am seriously addicted. So now I am withdrawing and I feel awful.
I am starting to bargain with myself. Just 1 cup of coffee. Just to wake up. Just a taste..I can barely focus. I miss the smell!! I am determined to see if this will fix my sleep problems. According to the internet, if I can make it 3 days, I will sleep better, feel better and be healthier.
I am cranky! I am not nice today. My guy thinks it’s adorable. I flipped him off!He doesn’t drink coffee, he just wakes up somehow and has water. Water!! Who wakes up in the morning having water? There is a ritual, I have my first cup of coffee, gather my thoughts, check my email, have another cup of coffee and then plan my day. You can’t do that with water. He is a unicorn! A unicorn that is currently pissing me off by saying how cute it is that I am all cranky and sleepy…He says my eye is twitching and he finds this adorable. I tell him if I wasn’t sort of attached to him, I’d stab him. Like I said, I’m cranky.
Soo, this is day 1 of trying to give up coffee. Have you done it? Are you a unicorn who wakes up without caffeine? How?