After David Allen Cripe has taken to the news Headlines after his tragic death from drinking 3 caffeinated drinks in a few hours, there are a few things you need to be aware of for your own safety. Many of us drink coffee or energy drinks for late night study or just to get through a hard day at work. You should also be careful because drinking too much caffeine can be deadly. There are particular symptoms you need to be aware of in case you are overdosing on caffeine.

1. Breathing and hyperventilation

It’s very simple – if you start to breathe rapidly or almost like you are hyperventilating, then stop drinking caffeine! The scientific reason is caffeine raises your blood pressure, so you start to breathe rapidly. This leads to lack of oxygen to your brain so you are counteracting the reason you are drinking coffee in the first place! You want to focus more, not focus less. Do not put unnecessary strain on your body.