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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: In this photo illustration disposable coffee cups are stacked on a table on January 05, 2018 in Manchester, England. Some members of the UK Parliament are calling for a 25p levy on all disposable coffee cups to drive consumers to the re-usable variety and to fund the costs of recycling. (Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Got a headache or minor aches and pains? Don’t make a doctors appointment or grab that bottle of

aspirin. Instead, hit up the local Barista for a cup of Joe. Although the effects have really only been tested in sleep-deprived mice, according to Robert Schmerling, MD, coffee can act as a pain reliever.  And while it may seem unbelievable, a jolt of Java can actually keep you calm. “The caffeine in coffee mimics anti-stress hormones like progesterone,” notes physiologist and health expert, Dr Ray Peat, PhD. Dr Peat does caution that people should avoid excessive amounts of coffee and enjoy it with either a meal or cream and sugar in order to prevent feeling shaky.  Have you noticed any pain-relieving effects from coffee? How much do you drink per day?