Saturday, December 12, 2009
Yesterday, I inadvertently consumed a great deal of caffeine. I don't really drink soda that much, but I generally drink one or two cups of coffee a day. Somehow, between all the stress of filing for graduation and Christmas shopping, I drank five sodas and one large coffee!
I didn't really notice anything during the day, but at night things started to get weird! I was watching Medium (kind of a lame show, but I like Patricia Arquette) and I started getting really paranoid and scared. When I tried to sleep, my heart started to race and I thought I was going to die. I had a ton of crazy nightmares and the whole experience was very strange. I don't recommend it for sure.
I was reading about the coffee/ghost thing and there's some truth to it. Caffeine increases cortisol production in times of stress and that can lead to "psychotic-type experiences".