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Thriving on Coffee: Maybe You Don’t Realize It, but the Combination of Caffeine and Caregiver Stress Could Very Well Be Taking a Serious Toll on Your Health

Millions of Americans consume copious amounts of coffee and soda every single day. The caffeine contained in these beverages, including and perhaps especially in ‘energy drinks’ is intense. It is a highly addictive drug that helps to stimulate the brain and body, at least for a while. When somebody is feeling overwhelmed with numerous responsibilities to take care of every single day, it’s not going to be easy, especially if they are not getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.

Caregiver Stress in Westfield NJ: Caffeine and Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Stress in Westfield NJ: Caffeine and Caregiver Stress

Inadequate sleep, increased stress and anxiety, and other factors are going to make life even more complicated. Far too many people today just turn to more coffee, consuming more caffeine to help them stay awake, get artificial energy to push through the day, but eventually the toll on their health is going to catch up with them.

Why are you dealing with caregiver stress?

Some people might take on the role of a caregiver for an aging parent, spouse, sibling, disabled adult child, or somebody else they care about. They may have seen this as their responsibility, something they had to do because they live in the same town or just not too far away from this individual. They may feel guilty if they even contemplate not taking care of this person.

However, what many of these family caregivers fail to realize is the sacrifice they are making every day. They might be giving up time at the gym, time with their friends, quality time with their spouse, alone time, time to prepare healthy meals rather than grabbing fast food, and so on.

The less time a person has to take care of their own life, the more stress they begin to feel.

Not only will you likely worry about the safety and well-being of this senior in your life, you start to worry about your own life. You may be missing deadlines at work. You might be falling behind on projects. Your spouse or significant other and you might begin arguing more frequently, especially if you aren’t spending quality time with one another.

Worrying about these things will often affect sleep patterns.

You might be going to bed later and later, waking up earlier and earlier, having difficulty falling asleep, waking up numerous times throughout the night, and struggling to get back to sleep. Turning to caffeine as a solution to help you get through the next day is only masking the problem; it isn’t solving anything.

For those who have a tendency to consume copious amounts of caffeinated beverages, with the express purpose of trying to ‘get through the day,’ it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. Home care can help those family caregivers get the time they need to take better care of themselves. After all, if you don’t take care of yourself, you will find it increasingly difficult to be of any positive support for that person who depends on you.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care to reduce caregiver stress in Westfield, NJ, call the caring staff at Helping Hands Home Care today at 908-418-4299. Providing Home Care Services in all of Northern and Central NJ, including Clark, Westfield, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Rahway, Linden, Summit, Edison, Elizabeth, Mountainside and the surrounding areas.

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Robert D'Arienzo

After graduating from Seton Hall University with a BS in finance Helping Hands Homecare’s Owner / President, Robert D’Arienzo, went to work on Wall St. for six years. However, after Robert’s grandmother became ill with stomach cancer Robert and his family needed to find assistance in the home for her. After many trials and tribulations Robert could see that there was a great need for quality home care services here in NJ and loved the idea of being able to assist other families who were going through what his family went through with his beloved grandmother.

Thus, Robert had found his passion. After almost a year of preparation Robert opened Helping Hands Homecare in 2003. Robert wanted Helping Hands Homecare to focus on providing the highest quality of caregivers, exceptional customer service, and providing a service that familys could depend on in their time of need. Since then Helping Hands has assisted hundreds of individuals with the simplest of needs to more complex cases while preserving those standards set out many years ago.

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