Will you take the challenge, give your mind and body a time out, and cut our caffeine today guys? Caffeine works by stimulating the central nervous system, Americans and Europeans rely on coffee in their everyday lives and many studies have in fact found a connection between this addictive stimulant, and the increase of symptoms of anxiety as well as insomnia. Gradually cutting down the amounts you consume and finding a replacement to coffee with herbal teas for instance is important. Caffeine is also found in green tea (more on green tea another time), chocolate, many soft drinks and sodas, certain medications, some cold remedies and pain relievers. Let's do this together.