Monday, September 8, 2008

Damm! I'm On Psychoactive Drug

It's 1 a.m. in the morning right now. It's been 72 hours since I last had my proper sleep. I know that I am so darn tired and I could use some sleep. But I still can't managed to close my eyes. Okay, I did closed my eyelids but my brain still could not shift into stand by mode. Makes me wonder. Perhaps I'm worrying too much; perhaps I miss my late mom too dearly. But I'm downright drained! So instead of catching a few ZZZs, I reaches to my psychoactive drug-caffeine!

Didn't know Flintstone is a big fan of Nescafe too.

For the past 3 days, I have been gulping down a whooping 2o packets (or more) of Nescafe! I bet the Nescafe boss must be darn happy to have faithful suckers like me. Well, I am addicted to it least to say. It is after all a drug right? So what is caffeine? To put long story short: Caffeine is defined as a drug because it stimulates the central nervous system, causing increased alertness. In other words it gives you the extra Ommpph! No wonder people have been consuming caffeine since stone age. No joke! bean...

Caffeine is naturally produced in the leaves and seeds of many plants. Where can you find it? Everywhere: It is in tea, coffee, chocolate, many soft drinks, and pain relievers and other over-the-counter medications. Here's something a bug wouldn't like to know: Caffeine found in plant is actually a plant pesticide armed to paralyzes and kill certain insects feeding upon it. Damm it! That means that I am actually drinking "tonnes" of pesticides??? Well, Nescafe. ..explain please.


Although Caffeine has its ups, of course there'll be a plethora of downs too if I take it too much. All this while I thought that taking caffeine in moderate amount is safe. But do you know that consuming as little as 100 mg of caffeine a day can lead a person to become "dependent" on caffeine. Great! Sounds like me. This means that I may develop withdrawal symptoms (like tiredness, irritability, and headaches) if I quits caffeine suddenly. So now I can't quit?

Haha. Of course I can! But I'll have to do it slow and steady. I'll try cutting my intake by replacing caffeinated coffee with noncaffeinated drinks-WATER of course. So, if you guys are taking in too much caffeine, you may want to cut back. So before that, do enjoy your one last cup of Nescafe! Cheers! =)

Bye bye...


Apple said...

That's some good information here. I'm not addicted to any caffeine drinks.

Hope you can slowly cut down the amount of caffeine consumption. :)

Nessa said...

Hi Tekkaus!

Whoa, 20 packets of Nescafe in 3 days! Go easy on the caffeine, man :) I used to buy Nescafe but it has gone more and more expensive so I switched to a different, less known brand and cheaper too. And what do you know? They taste richer and nicer than Nescafe. For real :!

If you're tired, try to sleep. If you can't sleep, try reading a book for awhile and drink a glass of warm milk. May help :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

Unknown said...

wow how come you take so many coffees in such short time? must be careful... i agree with your article, can get addicted one. take care & have a good rest thereafter :)

foongpc said...

I can't take more than 1 cup of coffee or else I feel jittery and restless! Caffeine is bad for you - it's a drug and no drug is good for the body. Why are you taking so much? Yes, cut down slowly. Replace Nescafe with Milo, though water is best : )

Tekkaus said...

Thanks for visiting my blog guys! It's monday! So do you guys have this Monday blue?

Apple-->It's good that you are not hocked on to anything! Just look at me...hopeless. Ha =)

Nessa-->You are welcome! Your blog is really fun to read. Is it? Hmm..perhaps should cut it all together.

Quachee-->Because I worried too much? Yeah! I don't know. Lately I seems to be floating here and there. Thinking about this and that!

FongPC-->Yeah, good for you. Caffeine will increase the risk of cardiac arrest and stroke too. Youknow what brother, I once addicted to Milo KAO too. Hahaha =) Yupe! undeniable water is the best.

cc said...

Cut back in moderation. Too much of anything can't be good. Take care!

Tekkaus said...

Yeah! Moderation is the key huh! In fact I'm drinking one right now. *sigh* =/

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