Experts say up to 400 milligrams of caffeine per day is generally considered safe. But too much caffeine can negatively affect your sleep and anxiety levels, and even contribute to panic attacks and blood pressure problems.
Here are some easy ways to chill out on the caffeine
1. Go half and half
Order a half-caffeinated/half-decaf drink in the a.m., or add more water to your home brew to dilute the caffeine in your daily coffee.
2. Look for low-caf
Swap soda for a green tea kombucha, which typically contains fewer than 30 milligrams of caffeine, or switch your evening Earl Grey for a caffeine-free herbal tea.
3. Snack smarter
Swap a high-protein snack for your caffeine crutch to keep your energy up naturally.
4. Check your travel mug size
Trade in your oversized mug (anything over 8 ounces) for a single-serving to-go mug.
5. Set a caffeine curfew
Enjoy your caffeine at least six hours before bedtime to get the sweetest zzzs.
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