3. Limit caffeine
Caffeine can be both a blessing and a curse. It may help wake you up, but it can also increase blood pressure. There is no research showing specifically what causes blood pressure spikes in some people when consuming caffeine. However, since caffeine causes the adrenal glands to release adrenaline, this may be one reason. Try giving up your caffeine for at least a week and see how your body responds. Are you sleeping better? Does your head feel clearer? Are you less anxious? If you prefer to start by reducing caffeine rather than eliminating it entirely, check your blood pressure to see how it responds before a dose of caffeine, and up to one hour after. If it increases more than five to 10 points, it’s time to kick your caffeine habit to the curb.