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!
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!
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! =)