If you’re a professional caffeine consumer, you’re probably pretty good about knowing your limits. But sometimes the caffeine sneaks up on you. When that happens, you can find yourself with the caffeine jitters, desperately wanting to come down from your high.
We get it. It happens to the best of us.
But good news — there are ways to stop the jitters that can help you quicker than just waiting it out. And we’re here to tell you about them. Because as great as caffeine can be, the jitters just aren’t fun.
By the time you feel the affects of caffeine, it’s probably too late for water to dilute it, according to Broadly. But water can certainly help with the symptoms. And let’s be honest, water can pretty much cure all things.
2. Eat citrus
Livestrong suggests that fruit high in vitamin C can help restore minerals lost because of caffeine consumption. So grab an orange and a grapefruit and have yourself a delicious fruit salad.
3. Take a nap
We probably don’t have to talk you into this one, because naps are the best. But seriously, even though it may feel counter-intuitive, resting can help slow your heart rate, fighting the effects of caffeine, according to Livestrong.
Along the lines of napping, meditating can do the same thing that resting can. If you’ve never tried meditating, there are tons of YouTube videos that can help you get to where you want to be.
Any type of exercise might help those annoying jitters, because it helps your body metabolize the excess caffeine in your system, says AllWomensTalk. And that works out nicely, because you’ll obviously have WAY too much energy anyway.
However, there are some medical conditions that can make working out dangerous after consuming caffeine, so know your body and take care if you’re at risk.
6. Try a magnesium supplement
AllWomensTalk also suggests taking magnesium to fight the headache you might get once you come down from the jitters. We’re wondering if this works for hangovers too. Asking for a friend.
7. Eat a hearty meal
We’re not sure if this one has been scientifically proven to work, but eating a big meal has always helped solve all of our problems (at least in the moment).
You guys, this is obviously easier said than done. But like, if you constantly find yourself with the jitters after drinking coffee or soda, you may want to consider finding a good replacement, like decaf green tea or decaf coffee.