We all know that too much of smoking, alcohol and caffeine is bad for health and could spell disaster in the long run. So, why in the world do we give in? Well, no we aren’t trying to preach but simply tell you just how much is too much and when you should start getting worried.
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Most of us can’t do without our daily dose of coffee. And it’s not just coffee. Be it sweets, snacks or soft drinks, most things these days come laced with caffeine.
Your doctor’s probably at you already, telling you to watch your caffeine intake. Why? An overdose of caffeine can trigger restlessness, nervousness and insomnia, besides, gastrointestinal disturbances, muscle twitching, irritability and irregular or rapid heart beats. Phew! Need we say more? “Just like alcohol—tea and coffee are substances to be taken in moderate quantities. Two cups of tea per day or a cup of coffee is certainly permissible,” says Dr Singh.
This is something that’s really not in your hands. Or so you’d like to think. Deadlines and last-minute presentations can surely turn one into a nocturnal creature and make you feel that there’s little you can do to combat it. “Sleep deprivation is a chronic fatigue syndrome with both physical and mental repercussions like headaches, gastric upsets, confusion and irritability,” says Dr Singh. An acceptable vice provided you get five-to-six hours of sleep, and promise to catch up on it over the weekend. Sleep like a log if you can for a good 12 hours at a stretch.
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