Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

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Caffeine Intake Effecting Sleep Habits and Quality of Sleep

Consumption of Caffeine in the form of coffee most widely consumed stimulants in the world, with 90% of adults consuming caffeine-infused beverages almost regularly, Caffeine is a natural psychoactive substance majorly used in foods and beverages across the world, found in many plants like coffee beans, tea leaves, cacao pods, and kola nuts. It can be synthetically produced and used in medications and energy drinks for its alertness- promoting effects. It is most potent, single eight-ounce cup of coffee contains between 95-200mg of caffeine. For comparison, a 12-ounce soda contains 35-45mg, about half the amount of a weaker cup of coffee. It is a type of drug promotes alertness. These drugs are called stimulants. Caffeine acts as an adenosine receptor antagonist. Adenosine is a substance present in body which promotes sleepiness. By blocking the adenosine receptor helping our body for feeling sleepy and alerting the brain. It reaches peak level in blood within 30 to 60 minutes. It has a half-life is 3 to 5 hours. The resultant remaining caffeine can stay in your body for a long time.

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