Module One Honors Assignment

Justin Autry

does drinking caffeinated drinks at night make it harder to sleep?

Before, I start my experiment, personally I think drinking caffeine drinks at night makes it harder to sleep. Caffeine has been called the most popular drug in the world. Caffeine is a stimulant. In moderate doses, it can:
  • Increase alertness
  • Reduce fine motor coordination
  • Cause insomnia
  • Cause headaches, nervousness and dizziness

It has also been known to result in:

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Excessive urination
  • Sleep disturbance
  • A "caffeine crash" once the effects wear off

    According to the 2001 Sleep in America poll, 43% of Americans are "very likely" to use caffeinated beverages to combat daytime sleepiness.

  • So, I've gathered information throughout my studies and came up with a conclusion.

  • Many observations from others say there are positive and negative affects.

  • My finally conclusion is that yes, it does affect your sleep. It's really unhealthy for you.

  • It settles in your stomach for hours at a time and can impact your bodily functions in a negative way.

  • It's always best to drink something like water before you go to bed and get plenty of rest so you don't need to consume coffee at all.

  • Well, that's my experiment. Hope everyone learns to stop drinking it permanently or just not as much!