Benefits and Drawbacks of Going Caffeine Free

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

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)

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

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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