Would You Trade Your Morning Coffee for a Caffeine Spray?

Credit: o0karen0o, Flickr

I’ll never give up my morning coffee. Credit: o0karen0o, Flickr

With two kids three and under, it’s a rare night that my sleep doesn’t get interrupted. One kid or the other wakes up, and I rush to tend to the problem child, lest the other sleeping beast wake up, too. Or my daughter comes in to sleep perpendicularly between my husband and me, and then tells us we’re in her way. Mornings I wake up refreshed and ready to start the day? Rare.

So as soon as the kids’ breakfast hits the table, I head over to to say hi to Mr. Coffee. He’s my faithful morning friend, a comforting ritual that helps me wake up and prepare for the day. I’ve been a coffee drinker for most of my adult life, but never have I loved my morning cup of Joe more than I do now as a parent. Without my coffee, I’m a zombie. With my coffee, I can take on the day. I can do anything! (Even clean up my spilled coffee, which happens 9 days out of 10.)

But there’s an interesting new product out there that may have some caffeine addicts switching to another delivery method: sprayable caffeine. Sprayable Energy, as it’s called, can be sprayed directly on your skin. Your body will then absorb it for an energy boost that should hit in about 30 minutes. So does it work? Staffers at Business Insider gave it a shot (er, spray) to see if it did the trick. Reactions were quite funny, ranging from those still feeling very tired, to feeling a little wired, to feeling itchy. Some felt more jittery than they typically did with coffee, but it seemed like most would prefer their regular cup of coffee over a daily spritz.

If I wasn’t a coffee fan, I’d definitely test it out myself. I suppose if you don’t like coffee or tea, can’t stomach energy drinks, and don’t want to try caffeine pills, Sprayable Energy might be just the ticket. Or you could, you know, continue to be free of caffeine addiction!

For me? I’d never make the trade. My morning coffee is more to me than the caffeine jolt. Sure, the energy boost is nice, but it’s more about the comfort and the habit of it. I’d likely switch to decaf before I gave up the coffee ritual in favor of a caffeine spray. Would you try a caffeine spray or will you stick with your coffee and tea?

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