The coffee bean is the primary source of the caffeine, and people consume this in the form of Coffee!
Have you ever wondered how the Caffeine works as soon as it enters your body? What does it actually do that leave you active with just one Cup of Coffee?
Are there any Side-Effects of Caffeine? Why people still love it?
So many questions! Just one stop for all the answers.
After you are done reading this post, you will be aware of the facts and other important details about coffee which you were looking out for!
How long does Caffeine last in the Body
Caffeine enters your body in a simple way, it hits you in the first sip itself!
While you have your Coffee, it first passes through the mouth, throat and then finally ends into your stomach.
It’s similar to a drug which works against sleep. They spread the quality of ‘attention‘ in the person who consumes it. This is why many of the students and working people prefer drinking a cup of coffee, to stay awake during the night.
Caffeine Metabolism and their Effects!
It takes about 45 minutes in total for the caffeine to completely absorb in the body membranes.
Also, these days many food products use Caffeine, so it’s necessary that you know how much time it actually stays in your body. Yes, 45 minutes is for the absorption, and their half life-time is around 4 to 6 hours. This means if you consume 40mg of the caffeine, by the passage of 5 hours your body will still have 20mg of the caffeine left to be used.
The metabolic rates depend on various factors like the
- Person’s Medical Background, and
- Also, on how they React to certain Drugs.
- Even the Age of the Person affects the overall metabolism
There are different sensitivity levels which also help in deciding the metabolism speed. Sensitivities are nothing but the vulnerability types. You can consider them like Low, Normal, and High.
The person with Normal sensitivity will react and respond to the Caffeine in the standard way.
Some people get affected by a small amount of caffeine, and still feel the right stimulation. They fall into the LOW category.
Whereas there are people who consume a lot of Caffeine and still have no stimulation. They will be too high in caffeine, and so they fall into the HIGH category.
Caffeine Levels for Various Drinks
Caffeine is just not a member of Coffee, but they are also present in your Tea & your favorite chocolates!
Hard to believe, but it’s true.
Do you feel different after that energy drink you had? That may be because of the presence of the Caffeine in it. Yes, it’s possible! There are even soft drinks which have a trace amount of caffeine in them.
Some of the Caffeine proportions are listed below.
- 12 fl ounce of Cola contains – 34 mg
- A&W Root Beer – 0 mg
- Arizona Iced Tea – 38 mg
- Bottled Coffee by the Dunkin Donuts – 171 mg
- Cappuccino – 154 mg
- Instant Coffee – 57 mg
- Espresso Coffee – 77 mg
- Costa Coffee – 277 mg
- Diet Pepsi – 34 mg
The list goes on…
I could only provide you limited items here, as I said the list is endless! If you want to know the amount of caffeine for a certain product, you can simply Google it out!
But my point is, these days a hell lot of products have Caffeine in it. If you are an allergic person then always know it well before you drink any drink!
Side-Effects of Caffeine
The common side effects of Caffeine are listed below:
- Stomach Ache
- Feeling restless
- Some kind of irritation
- A rise in breathing rate
- Lack of Sleep
- High Anxiety Level
Can we relate the Sleeping Hours with the Caffeine Consumption?
Caffeine effect can last throughout the day, and you will never know. Even after their stimulation period is passed, you will still feel the caffeine doing some work on your body.
Coming to the Coffee in connection with your Sleep, yes they indeed have some effect on each other. It’s seen that with consuming coffee, you can actually control your sleep. Caffeine kicks in Alertness in the body which does this work for you.
If you are consuming Caffeine without considering any limit, then you are sure to have issues with your sleep timings.
How to Overcome the Sleep Issues?
The first step would be to control your Caffeine intake.
- Try reducing the consumption and understand the suitable limit for your body.
- Then you can choose for some relaxation methods like yoga, and meditation which will help you keep calm and reduce the anxiety.
- Set a sleep and wake-up time for yourself. Follow it regularly for a couple of days. Your body will automatically understand the sleeping style, and never be dependent on any supplements like caffeine.
So, these are certain ways in which you could handle your sleeping problem, and bring in a natural solution for it.
Did you face any panic attacks or overcame your addiction from Caffeine? If yes, then do share your story in the comment section.