If a person drink coffee for 3 to 4 times a day like a tea and certainly have a coffee addiction. One feels headache when deprived of their coffee for even a single day. Is this a problem to have addiction of coffee?
Coffee addiction is not generally a problem as it is not even an addiction such that people afraid most of the time.
Caffeine molecules increase and stay at high levels if a person is a regular drinker. During this phase, your body reacts that and adapts to handle more caffeine.
It's like diving deep and staying there for some time. Then, if you rapidly swim up to the surface you caught caisson disease.
Human body is very resilient to changing caffeine levels. It can adapt easily. But, it cannot adapt so fast. If someone is afraid of being addicted, they can slowly decrease the amount of coffee they consume per day.
For example, think of someone drinks 6 cups a day. If decrease rate is a cup per three days, after 15 days daily consumption will be a cup per day. Seems reasonable with no headaches.
Not so, according to clinical psychologist, Jeremy Dean and founder of the website, PsyBlog. In fact, he discusses the many benefits of caffeine and tries to explode many myths about caffeine. Dean asserts that much of the impact that coffee has on human beings is a result more of what they expect to happen rather than what it really does. If you believe you will not be able to sleep after the intake of caffeine then you probably will not. Dean goes so far as to say that there is little proof that caffeine interferes with sleep. Of course, as he points out, if you have a double espresso before bed then sleep could be a problem so just don’t do it.
Of course, like everything else in life, it’s important to use moderation and common sense when drinking coffee. Drinking five cups a day will probably make people feel bad while two makes more sense. A lot depends on whether or not a person has a sensitivity to caffeine, which, with time, can probably be overcome.
In addition, there is research and speculation that caffeine may reduce pain. This is especially true when using a pain killer such as acetaminophen with coffee. The combination is supposed to work really well in reducing a headache or other such pain.
According to WebMD, caffeine be addictive is a myth and Dr. Dean agrees. There might be a mild dependence but that is overcome in twenty four hours of coming off of drinking coffee. Yes, people might experience mild irritability and even a headache but these soon pass. One way to avoid any side effects of withdrawing from coffee is to do it gradually rather than all at once.
Many people believe that caffeine raises blood pressure to dangerous levels. While it is possible that caffeine may cause a slight rise in blood pressure it is best that people with this problem speak to their doctor about coffee use. This is true for anyone with cardio vascular disease and is concerned about caffeine intake. However, for healthy people there should be no problem so long as coffee is used moderately. As stated above, two cups is usually considered safe.
There are benefits to caffeine consumption. It improves alertness, concentration and energy. There are even suggestions that caffeine may prevent or slow the development of dementia in many people.
Speaking for myself, I will continue to enjoy my two to three cups of coffee each day. There are just too many prohibitions. Smoking is dangerous, fatty meats are unhealthy, drinking poses all types of dangers and being a couch potato is no good for health. Well, in the case of coffee, I will continue to indulge and without feeling guilty or that I am harming myself in some way.