Energy drinks can be an amazing way to really get through the day, that’s for sure. 9/10 American’s dont get enough sleep every night, so that means they are going to need to get energy from artificial or extra sources. Many people turn to coffee while others turn to drugs (caffeine is a drug, don’t forget!), some of them illegal though. But other people are turning to energy drinks to get through their day. Our interview today was with a concrete contractor in San Diego, by the name of John. He has been consuming energy drinks daily and this is basically what he had to say.
Do energy drinks effect work?
In short, John was convinced that energy drinks do indeed effect your work. Since he has been consuming energy drinks daily for almost 20 years, he has quite a perspective on how they make you feel. He said basically that if you do too much at one time, it’s going to effect you in a negative way. (we’ve written on the negative effects of overconsumption.) He said that there have been weeks where he is not sleeping well and overconsuming energy drinks as result. But if you get good sleep, you should just use them in moderation.
So in essence, yes, they can give you a little edge to pick you up mid day. But if you depend on them for even functioning basically, you’re going to have problems.
How to not get addicted to energy drinks
If you have any kind of energy drink addiction, again it’s going to negatively effect your work performance. And if you’re serious about maintaining a job, you should really be careful about what you put into your body. You want to make sure you never get addicted. To come off energy drinks, I suggest you cut consumption down in half of what your regular dosage is. You are going to have withdrawl symptoms. You’re going to need to sleep it off. Next day, do it again – cut it half, originally your now at 1/4 consumption. Now on the 3rd day, you are at 1/8 consumption. You should do this on a weekend because you’re going to be sleeping like crazy. And again, John told us that he tried this a few times and was able to break free from his addiction. That being said, he’s really healthy now and consumes them in moderation.
Do you have any experience with how energy drinks may effect your work? Please feel free to leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!