04 Dec '17, 1pm

The Science Behind Coffee Withdrawal

It’s not a lack of coffee that gives me a headache, it’s all the stupid questions that seem to swarm around my uncaffeinated moments. Surely I can’t be required to know with 100% accuracy if I’ve already changed my six-month old daughter’s diaper or not when I haven’t had any coffee. That’s downright unreasonable, right? Obviously, not having coffee doesn’t have much effect on me, but others aren’t so lucky. Headaches, lethargy, and irritability are just of a few of the side effects of forgoing caffeine. But have you ever wondered why this is? A recent article from Food & Wine examines the science behind the headaches. As Food & Wine notes, caffeine is still addictive (which sounds a little judgy to me, but whatever), and with not feeding the monkey comes withdrawals. According to the article, caffeine works by adhering to adenosine receptors in your brain, keeping the neu...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/science-behind-coffee-withdrawal-12164...

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