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It is a myth that caffeine in coffee gives you energy. In reality it just gives you chemical stimulation. The perceived ‘energy’ comes from the body’s struggle to adapt to increased blood levels of stress hormones. While there is a short-term ‘lift’, caffeine’s ultimate effect is a letdown. Below, various experts talk about what caffeine is actually doing […]
The British Psychological Society blog points to a study by Lindsay St. Claire and colleagues that suggests coffee is bad for men who are trying to collaborate or negotiate in stressful circumstances. The study found that the caffeine undermined their performance and confidence.
Coffee is traditionally thought of as a pick-me-up, but many people find that it can actually make them feel tired. Caffeine seems to affect people in different ways, but overall there are 3 main reasons this happens.