London: A research, based on data from 53,266 individuals aged 18 to 35, found that even occasional consumption of energy drinks, one to three times a month, was associated with an increased risk of disturbed sleep.
Daily consumption led to a reduction of around half an hour in nightly sleep duration, as well as increased nocturnal wake time and longer time taken to fall asleep.
Energy drinks, containing an average of 150 mg of caffeine per liter along with various other ingredients, are marketed as mental and physical boosters, often appealing to college students.
A recent study, published in the journal Public Health, also linked energy drink consumption in children to health risks such as ADHD symptoms, psychological distress, depression, anxiety, insulin resistance, and dental problems
Source: Oman News Agency