Back in 2012 I was knocking back espressos like there was no tomorrow.
Partly it was back to back endless sessions with clients and I wanted more energy, another was arrogance that I could get away with it with no side effects.
I was wrong.
Within a couple of years I had symptoms appear.
I general feeling of crashing in the afternoon, which made me feel like I needed another pick up.
And also this inherent feeling that my recovery was not at its best from training.
Deep down I knew it was the coffee and so I became an expert on the subject, managing the coffee consumption was really part of a big project because I knew many others that had gone down the same road, it was time for a change.
If you’re feeling tired particularly in the afternoon despite 2 double espressos, it might be time for some changes.
Here are a few symptoms of too much chronic caffeine exposure:
- General fatigue related to potential adrenal exhaustion
- Short-term memory issues
- Irregular heartbeat
- A crash in concentration and physical energy between the hours of 1100 and 1500 especially
Check out a much more in-depth blog on coffee and a study involving potential tolerance.