Hello hello Coffee Addicts, Hope you’re doing well. Waking up to our daily dose of caffeine is fantastic. We’re upbeat, productive, and sometimes even more outgoing. But what comes up, must come down. We all know that feeling of lying in bed staring on your phone or out the window dying from what seems like a migraine that won’t ever end. Well, here’s the life cycle as well as tips on how to deal with a caffeine comedown.
If you’ve kept up with my Instagram feed, you’d know the other day I had a drink from Spyhouse Coffee called the “Frosty Bang Bang”. Don’t be deceived by fun the name because this guy is stronger than a dead eye. This drink has the same texture as an Icee and hits harder than a truck. The Frosty Bang Bang is a horchata (a Mexican style drink made of rice water and cinnamon with some added granulated sugar for a sweet taste) with 5 shots of espresso!
It tasted delectable and had a very inviting taste that made you want to drink more. My heart was racing and I felt like I could write a novel. Feelings of productivity flooded my system throughout the duration spent at Spyhouse. I live with ADHD. Naturally I have more energy than your average guy, but I remember this drink taking it to another level. It made me want to run all of my errands and even clean my room after I got home… And I did.
Drinking coffee makes you feel good, but see the thing that people never talk about with drinking coffee is the comedown. It’s something that everyone goes through so today we’re going to discuss.
Needless to say, the Frosty Bang Bang gave me a rush of energy. It lasted a few hours, but as the boost of vitality started coming to an end, I started to feel more tired, and even irritated. I think that’s my least favorite part, the irritability. It feels very similar to a hangover. You get annoyed by every little sound, things that usually wouldn’t piss you off would, and when you just spiral into this little pit until you’re at your baseline again.
It’s a dreadful feeling, and like waking up the morning after an interesting night out, you go through feelings of regret. The pleasure from the efficacy felt at the peak isn’t there anymore, it’s just the repercussions from your decisions, and they’ll be lingering for a while.
At this point you might feel like the world is ending and you’re never going to drink it again. Don’t worry this is just a temporary feeling and the negative effects will subside, I promise.
Here are some tips to help mitigate any future comedown damage:
First is to make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Don’t get me wrong, coffee is fantastic, but is not a substitution for sleep. The average adult requires 7-8 hours of sleep to run efficiently and productively.
Hydrate. It’s funny how often people forget to drink water. This is also similar to drinking alcohol, drinking on an empty stomach will help you feel the positive effects more, but the aftereffects are not pretty.
Like hydrating, make sure you eat, even if it’s a light snack. I’ve gotten hangry to many times from just forgetting to eat breakfast before drinking. Anything helps and really does make a difference.
Last is to limit your intake. This is different for everyone, but on average you should have no more than 400mgs a day or 200mgs in one sitting. That’s close to about 6 shots of espresso in a day (oops).
The ways listed can absolutely help remedy your crash, but they’re even more effective if you do them preemptively!
As I write this last paragraph I’m thinking about some of the things I go through. I’m not sure if you feel the same way but when I have a little bit too much to drink, during the comedown I tend to not want to be social in any form what so ever. I’m not sure if I’m the only one who feels this way but I’d love to hear your comedown experiences and what you go through too.
I’m going to go chug some water, take care you goofs.