Benefits and Drawbacks of Going Caffeine Free

Pros:
Getting sleepy earlier in the evening
Waking up easier (Total Surprise)
Drug free (except Advil on a prn basis)
Less irritability
More freedom

Cons:
Hard to choose alternative drinks in restaurants
Increased sugars in alternate drinks
Paying for water or flavor enhanced vitamin water
Water retention (Caffeine is a diuretic)

Disappointments:
Eye bags have not disappeared
Sleeping through the night
(unfortunately this only occurred during the first week)

Warnings:
If you are use to caffeinated coffee’s laxative effect, you may want to pick up some MiraLAX or add other soluble fiber to your diet while making the no-caffeine transition. I don’t want to go into details here, but just know this can be an issue!

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