First off for my friends, family and co-workers...don't worry, you won't have a monster to deal with. I'm not going off the deep end and giving up caffeine. It wouldn't be fair...not only to me but also to those around me in the early hours!

Now at least voluntarily, I wouldn't give up coffee in the morning. I'm not saying that if for some medical reason I had to give it up, I might consider it. Just know that "might" is the key word in that statement!

You would think that giving up your morning coffee/caffeinated drink would make you harder to deal with on a daily basis but that may not be the case.

Most mornings you count on that caffeine to give you a morning buzz but actually, the effect could actually be anxiety. Maybe even a little nervousness, increase of your heart rate, or possibly a panicky feeling.

According to WebMD, here's what you could experience if you drop the coffee/caffeine:

    • Better Sleep  Caffeine helps to keep you alert so cutting it out of your daily regimen could help you to sleep better
    • Less Bathroom Breaks  Coffee definitely causes you to make more trips to the potty. Cutting back will diminish those trips.
    • Increased Nutrient Absorption  If you take large amounts of caffeine it defers the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
    • Stronger, Prettier Pearly Whites  Most drinks with caffeine, i.e., coffee, tea, and soda, are the culprits of staining your teeth. The reason is the acidity and the color.

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