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Caffeine Addiction – Is It Real?

What Is Caffeine Addiction?

Many people develop quite a tolerance for caffeine. This means that their body gets used to having caffeine every single day. Over time, they must keep increasing their caffeine intake to achieve the desired effects - alertness and the ability to concentrate. Caffeine addiction is more likely to occur in someone that’s also suffering from a co-occurring mental health disorder (as with many addictions), such as insomnia or an eating disorder, and this can make it harder for them to stop.

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Signs of a Caffeine Addiction

While caffeine users enjoy the increased energy and alertness that caffeine gives them, unpleasant symptoms experienced by many consumers, especially those who are addicted, include:

  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Excitement
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Agitation
  • Muscle twitching
  • Rambling flow of thoughts and speech
  • Flushed face
  • Increased heart rate
  • Stomach upset
  • Increased urination
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