Awwww, you guys
What a great place this forum is
Yeah there's a lot of wisdom here. I think I can reduce the amount of coffee I drink by half, to one plus a little one a day. I've stopped drinking it after about
4pm to see if that helps with insomnia. It hasn't so far but there are a lot of other factors, so I dunno... it stays over 30 degrees (that's like 86 degrees in northern hemisphere system
) at night where I live pretty often, so just quitting coffee will never be enough to let me sleep. But I've found as long as I'm having something around 3-4pm I can avoid the withdrawal headaches and combat the afternoon drowsiness that my meds are causing, and hopefully reduce my jitters a bit.
Sympathies to everyone quitting or trying to quit fizzy drinks (aka pop)! I'm kind of lucky, my mum and dad thought it was a waste of money so I didn't really grow up drinking it, but I know that's a tough one to reduce.
Now here's a tip I've discovered. It could be an urban myth, but I'll try it and report back
To reduce the amount of caffeine in black tea, when using a teabag, put it in a cup of boiling water for about
a minute, then pour out that water and make a new cup with freshly boiled water. Apparently about
half the caffeine goes with that first cup of water, so there's still some but IN THEORY I could drink two cups of tea for the equivalent caffeine of one normal cup.