Caffeine is a stimulant — and that can be bad news for someone with anxiety.
Caffeine’s jittery effects on your body are similar to those of a frightening event.
That’s because caffeine stimulates your “fight or flight” response, and studies show that this can make anxiety worse and can even trigger an anxiety attack.5 Jan 2018
Is coffee giving me anxiety?
Too much caffeine can lead to increased anxiety or complicate an existing anxiety disorder by increasing symptoms. And if you already have increased anxiety or suffer from panic attacks, caffeine can cause these symptoms to become worse.12 May 2019
Can coffee cause anxiety hours later?
It’s important to keep in mind that any caffeine you consume, even 6 hours prior to bedtime can significantly disrupt your sleep. Enough caffeine can create symptoms of anxiety in a healthy person that are indistinguishable from those experienced by anxiety disorder sufferers.8 Feb 2018
How can I stop caffeine anxiety?
Here are a few ways to get rid of caffeine jitters quickly:
- Water. An effective way to get rid of your jitters is to flush out your system with water.
- Exercise. You just crossed the caffeine line, which probably means you can’t sit still.
- Wait it out.
- Sip on some herbal tea.
- Amp up your Vitamin C game.
23 Mar 2018
Can coffee make you irritable?
Coffee, or any other caffeinated beverage, works by tricking the brain into releasing dopamine, serotonin. In addition, hormones including adrenaline and norepinephrine are released. This response is what can cause coffee drinkers to experience irritability, agitation, and anxiety.22 Oct 2015