Psychological Effects of Caffeine


La caffeine is a type of alkaloid that stimulates the brain and nervous system, a favorable action in certain cases and unfavorable to health when consumed in excess and unlike what many people think, it is not only found in coffee, but is also part of carbonated, energy drinks, chocolate, tea, etc.

A cup of coffee contains between 40 and 100 mg of caffeine, while a soft drink can contain approximately 50 mg, as well as a pill of caffeine to keep awake can have between 100 and 200 mg, but the consumption of caffeine although it fulfills the function of keeping us alert, can also have Psychological consequences.

El The main benefit of caffeine is to provide greater alertness and concentration, but this happens only for short periods of time, which can be considered ideal after a bad night, to avoid drowsiness the next day, but not to take it as usual.

La caffeine affects the cerebral cortex and binding to adenosine receptors, according to the University of MinnesotaThe latter being responsible for generating the sensation of sleep, therefore when they are inhibited we feel more awake or alert, as well as concentrated, which can be useful throughout the work or study day.

However according to Michigan State University School of Law, warn that excess caffeine on a daily basis can induce stress, since this substance reacts to stressful situations, preventing the body from being able to cope with the situation.

El excess caffeine can lead to disturbed sleep patterns, which leads to a state of general fatigue and of course the insomnia.

Healthy tip: Its consumption is recommended at least four hours before bedtime, since otherwise it will be very difficult to fall asleep naturally.

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