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25 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Way Too Much Coffee

Best Life Logo By Sarah Crow of Best Life | Slide 1 of 26: If you’re like most Americans, your day hasn’t started until you’ve had your first cup of coffee. In fact, according to the National Coffee Association’s National Coffee Drinking Trends annual report, 64 percent of Americans have a coffee habit, and drink the stuff on a daily basis. And their ranks continue to grow—that number is a seven percent jump from just two years earlier.However, as coffee consumption continues to increase throughout the United States, so does the number of individuals who are feeling the effects of overdoing it. While the risk of an actual caffeine overdose is so low as to be statistically insignificant—just 51 have been reported over a 58-year period—there are frequent side effects that stem from overconsumption that even those attuned to their bodies can easily miss.“The effects of caffeine are individualized, so it's best to assess on a case-by-case basis where exactly the tipping point is where caffeine may provide beneficial effects and where it creates diminishing returns,” says Ariane Hundt, MS, a New York-based clinical nutrition coach and fitness expert, who suggests that those who are experiencing more than just alertness from their usual cup of joe might be overdoing it. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 subtle signs you’re drinking too much coffee, from the mildly concerning to the seriously dangerous. And when you want to cut back without enduring a slump, discover these 25 Non-Coffee Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels.

25 Subtle Signs You’re Drinking Way Too Much Coffee

If you’re like most Americans, your day hasn’t started until you’ve had your first cup of coffee. In fact, according to the National Coffee Association’s National Coffee Drinking Trends annual report, 64 percent of Americans have a coffee habit, and drink the stuff on a daily basis. And their ranks continue to grow—that number is a seven percent jump from just two years earlier.

However, as coffee consumption continues to increase throughout the United States, so does the number of individuals who are feeling the effects of overdoing it. While the risk of an actual caffeine overdose is so low as to be statistically insignificant—just 51 have been reported over a 58-year period—there are frequent side effects that stem from overconsumption that even those attuned to their bodies can easily miss.

“The effects of caffeine are individualized, so it's best to assess on a case-by-case basis where exactly the tipping point is where caffeine may provide beneficial effects and where it creates diminishing returns,” says Ariane Hundt, MS, a New York-based clinical nutrition coach and fitness expert, who suggests that those who are experiencing more than just alertness from their usual cup of joe might be overdoing it. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 subtle signs you’re drinking too much coffee, from the mildly concerning to the seriously dangerous. And when you want to cut back without enduring a slump, discover these 25 Non-Coffee Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels.

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