Does coffee make anxiety worse?

Gail, 2 months ago

Coffee is life for me, I couldn't think of anything worse than arriving at my desk in the morning without a venti Starbucks cappuccino in my hand. I'm tired, groggy and utterly unpleasant to be around without a large dose of caffeine kick-starting my day.

However, I'm an anxiety suffering. I've noticed that I'm jittery and highly anxious about 30 minutes after finishing my cappuccino. The anxiety continues throughout most of the working day. I'm also not sleeping very well at night.

Does coffee make anxiety worse? Can a coffee in the morning prevent a restful night's sleep?