SpaceyCat: mildly addictive stimulantSome who've gone through caffeine withdrawal would not call it "mildly" addicting. I'd rather go through morphine withdrawal than caffeine withdrawal.
AverageAmericanGuy: The longer you go without caffeine, the less you miss it. I haven't had any caffeine via coffee or soda for months. I feel great, and I sleep much better.Feeling wired all the time isn't pleasant. It may be nice once in a while, but caffeine dependency is a futile effort in chasing the dragon. Unless you can return your body to its pre-addiction state, each dose supplies a diminishing return.Better to be clean, IMO.
Colin O'Scopy: Get. Your. Ass. Some. Farking. SLEEP!!!!.THEN you won't need caffeine.
david_gaithersburg: Correlation with mass shootings?
Happy Hours: SpaceyCat: mildly addictive stimulantSome who've gone through caffeine withdrawal would not call it "mildly" addicting. I'd rather go through morphine withdrawal than caffeine withdrawal.I've found it's only mildly addictive to me. I've ever been addicted to opiates, but I'd much rather quit caffeine than quit booze or nicotine.
bk3k: Yeah I'm actually trying to give up caffeine. I gave up soda entirely last year but I replaced it with bottled water(good) and LOTS of tea (not as good due to caffeine).
foxyshadis: bk3k: Yeah I'm actually trying to give up caffeine. I gave up soda entirely last year but I replaced it with bottled water(good) and LOTS of tea (not as good due to caffeine).Also, while tea won't give your teeth cavities like soda, it'll stain 'em just as bad as a cigarette. I'm considering buying an over the counter whitener for just that reason.
the_colors: Well, I was trying to quit the caffeine...just realized I had an americano today. Crap. The 30-minute rush I get from the caffeine is not worth the immediate and longer-lasting crash. I can't recover from it with more coffee like I used to.
ReapTheChaos: I think what gets people feeling run down is poor sleeping habits, you cant deprive your body of sleep and expect caffeine to get you through the day, that might work once in a while, but your body needs regular sleep to function properly on the long term.
Old enough to know better: Maybe if people didn't have such shiatty diets they wouldn't have to chug coffee and energy drinks to get them through the day.
Pointy Tail of Satan: Caffeinated maple syrup? It's like soda water in a 40 year old malt scotch! Why not throw some nicotine in as well?
AverageAmericanGuy: Do energy drinks in the US contain nicotine? That's something I noticed here in Japan.
omeganuepsilon: THIS!8 hours for most people. A lot of people brag about how they only need 6, but have obvious issues. They're conditioned to cope but are not operating at optimum.The older I get the more I feel the difference an hour or two can make.
Oznog: Where's my baconated grapefruit?And my ADMIRAL Crunch!
Oznog: "Guarana" is the interesting scam in energy drinks.Guarana is a different plant than coffee beans, but it's got caffeine in it, in fact, TWICE the caffeine of coffee beans.So if you look at ingredients, you may say "hey, wow, this 'energy drink' isn't just sugar and caffeine! It doesn't have caffeine listed in the ingredients (or it's way low on the list). It must all be vitamins and amino acids and 'lectrolytes and shiat!"But no- guarana is caffeine, by another name. In fact it seems the entire point of using guarana is to deceive people. Pure caffeine is readily available dirt cheap, it's what they extract when making decaffeinated coffee. Guarana's caffeine is chemically identical to any other caffeine, and it has no other known substances of pharmaceutical or nutritional significance.
AverageAmericanGuy: SpaceyCat: mildly addictive stimulantSome who've gone through caffeine withdrawal would not call it "mildly" addicting. I'd rather go through morphine withdrawal than caffeine withdrawal.At least caffeine helps with bowel movement, though. Morphine shuts that shiat down better than Kaopectate.
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