Caffeine and Sleep
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Caffeine is a stimulant. In moderate doses, it can:
It has also been known to result in:
If the conditions listed under "symptoms" occur, discontinue the use of caffeine. These effects are more likely to occur if caffeine is consumed in large doses. Children and women who are nursing or pregnant should avoid caffeine. People who are taking any prescription medication should talk to their doctors before consuming caffeine.
Knowing the caffeine content of your food and drinks can help you keep caffeine intake at a healthy level so you can still reap the benefits of a good night's sleep.
In order to sleep better at night and reduce daytime sleepiness, try practicing the following sleep tips:
According to the 2001 Sleep in America poll, 43% of Americans are "very likely" to use caffeinated beverages to combat daytime sleepiness.
Greg Belenky, M.D.
Dr. Belenky received his B.A. degree in Psychology from Yale University and his M.D. degree from Stanford University. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah, and a residency in psychiatry at Yale. Dr. Belenky is Research Professor and Director, Sleep and Performance Research Center, Washington State University Spokane. Prior to