Caffeine is Better Than Sleep

Posted by Steph on Tuesday in Caffeinated, Coffee Culture, Coffee Facts, Health | Short Link

Here’s good news for the night shift -

The New York Times science editor reports the results of several studies…

About 8.6 million Americans work night shifts, and for many of them fatigue is a serious problem…

Scientists have tried melatonin, prescription medications and light therapy to help relieve so-called shift work disorder, caused by disruptions in the body’s circadian rhythm.

But research shows that nothing seems to work quite as well as caffeine.

Scientists found that caffeine worked better than a placebo — and even naps — at reducing errors and improving performance on tasks including those involving memory, attention, perception, concept formation and reasoning.


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