So you love drinking coffee but hate the fact that it causes you some minor problems afterwards. Well, this article will completely remove any hesitation you have when reaching for your favorite cup of joe – below you’ll find some fixes for some minor issues you commonly encounter after your coffee fix.
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Everyone knows that caffeine, which is abundant in coffee, is a kind of stimulant, which is why it is strictly forbidden to drink coffee before a straw, unless your goal is to stay up all night.
You may still experience failure to get a good night’s sleep even if you do your best to stay away from coffee two hours before you go to bed. According to experts, it can take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours for caffeine to completely leave your body — longer if you’re sensitive to caffeine!
As a general rule, it’s a good idea for anyone who tends to get sleepless after coffee to avoid the well-loved beverage 6 to 10 hours before bedtime.
Can’t you say no to the aroma and taste of coffee in the middle or late afternoon? Then simply opt for a cup of decaffeinated coffee to spare yourself from tossing and turning in bed later at the end of your day.
Did you know the fact that some headache medications actually contain a small amount of caffeine? Caffeine has the ability to constrict blood vessels, thus relieving unnecessary pressure in the head.
However, it is very likely that you will get a headache after drinking a cup of coffee. That’s because caffeine has diuretic properties, which means it causes water to be eliminated from the body. This can cause dehydration, one of the symptoms of which is headache.
If you are used to drinking several cups of coffee a day, you may actually find yourself suffering from a headache if you fail to get your dose of your favorite java. You can blame the dilation of blood vessels in your head that can happen if you fail to supply your body with the caffeine it’s used to.
To prevent headaches, drink plenty of fluids if you are an occasional coffee drinker or consume coffee in moderation if you are a heavy coffee drinker.
It’s no secret among individuals diagnosed with an anxiety disorder that coffee is a major trigger – the caffeine in coffee is a stimulant to the nervous system, and this can cause all kinds of physical symptoms associated with anxiety. Ultimately, these physical symptoms can trigger various mental symptoms as well.
Has your therapist told you to cut back on coffee to stave off an anxiety attack? Don’t panic because there is an alternative solution: just have decaffeinated coffee instead of regular coffee.
What’s so nice about decaffeinated coffee is that it smells and tastes just like regular coffee, but without the caffeine it can leave you jittery. This is why a cup of decaf is perfectly fine at bedtime because you won’t be introducing a strong stimulant into your bloodstream.
However, note that even decaffeinated coffee may still contain a small amount of caffeine. If you are highly sensitive to caffeine, it is possible that you may feel jittery after enjoying a cup of decaffeinated coffee.
That beautiful dark color of coffee can stain your nationalities, thus depriving you of the chance to flash a bright smile that everyone finds irresistible.
Unfortunately, it’s a bad idea to get rid of stains by brushing your teeth after you’ve had coffee. That’s because the acidity of coffee can soften the enamel, which is the protective outer covering of your teeth. As a general rule, you should wait 30 minutes before brushing to ensure that the tooth enamel has been given enough time to harden.
The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice your pearly whites just to continue enjoying your favorite beverage on the face of the planet. After consuming a cup of it, rinse your mouth immediately with room temperature water a few times.
You can also chew gum to encourage saliva production and thus get rid of surface stains before they stick to your teeth. Here’s an extra tip: Choose gum that contains baking soda.
We all know that a cup of freshly brewed coffee smells amazing! Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for someone’s breath after a cup or two of coffee.
There are several reasons why coffee can smell bad after some time. First, we mentioned earlier that coffee has drying effects – what we failed to mention above is that it can also have drying effects on the mouth, something that can stimulate bad breath. Secondly, all the sugar and cream you love to add to your coffee can promote the spread of odor-causing bacteria in your mouth.
Getting a toothbrush right after drinking coffee is bad for coffee nibblers — again, coffee is acidic and can cause tooth enamel to erode momentarily. You should allow at least half an hour after drinking coffee before brushing your teeth.
For instant relief from bad breath, drink a glass of water after you have coffee. This will help not only get rid of bad breath, but also get rid of the dryness that causes bad breath caused by coffee consumption.