It’s 7am on a Monday morning. Your alarm goes off and you’d wish nothing more than to stay in bed indefinitely. You struggle to get on your feet after 5 snoozes and eventually make your way to the shower, knowing this is the only thing that stands between you and your workday.
As you get dressed, you can’t help but notice how tired you are and wonder how you’re going to power through the rest of the morning. We ALL know the feeling.
For most people, the obvious solution to this is caffeine. One cup of coffee and you think you’re getting the energy needed to hit your day head on.
At first, you feel great and are able to make it through your day unscathed. After a while, that morning coffee isn’t enough. You opt for a second dose of caffeine in the afternoon just so you can scrape through your inbox before it’s time to head home. Eventually, this afternoon caffeine fix turns into a double espresso to keep you functioning.
At this point you notice you’re not sleeping well and waking up more tired each day. After weeks of this escalating, you don’t feel so good when drinking caffeine anymore. You get the jitters, and anxiety starts to creep in with every sip.