More Coffee = Less Sleep?

Living life off of coffee

No one enjoys waking up in the morning, stumbling down to the kitchen all puffy eyed and a bed headed, but as soon as guzzle down that big mug of fresh brew, you’re ready to jump out the door and begin a new day. It’s amazing what a simple cup of coffee can do. With the amount of people sleep deprived throughout the United States the amount vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors have increased rapidly. Which is why coffee could be in favor of ending sleep deprivation in the United States. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Inaugural Sleep Health Index “forty-five percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities as least once in the past seven days.” The lack of sleep and the inability to stay awake and concentrate could be solved with just a simple cup of Coffee. Coffee has been proven to boost your memory, mood, critical thinking skills, and heightened energy. You may be wondering how is this possible, but it's actually very simple. Coffee’s ability to keep you awake is all thanks to caffeine. Caffeine works by changing of the chemistry of the brain. It stops the action of a natural brain chemical that's associated with sleep. Which is why when you reach for that fresh cup of coffee in the morning you feel as if you've slept for days.

Coffee could save your life

Most people assume that coffee is only beneficial to withstand long hours of no sleep, but there are other, more long term effects that could be saving your life. According to healthline.com “there is growing evidence that our coffee habits could actually be impacting our health… for the better!” It has been proven that the amount of coffee or caffeine intake is reducing the risk of diabetes, heart problems, Parkinson's, can lead to a longer life and even reduce the risk of cancer. Its been proven that coffee can eliminate the risk of diabetes. Type two diabetes is a gigantic health problem, and currently affects around 300 million people across the world. Coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of developing type two diabetes. Study show that people who drink coffee had a 23-50% lower risk of getting this disease. According Authority Nutrition “One study showed a reduction as high as 67%.” A higher consumption of caffeine can also reduce the risk of heart problems. Coffee may lower the risks strokes. Many people claim that caffeine can increase blood pressure, this is true but the effect is small and goes away. But studies do NOT support the myth that coffee increases the risk of heart diseases. It is a fact and according the to Authority Nutrition and Healthline.com they state that coffee drinkers have a 20% lower risk of a stroke. Parkinson's is another example of just how the effect of coffee is benefiting us. Parkinson's is a terrible neurodegenerative disease that affects people worldwide. It is caused by the death of dopamine-generation neurons in the brain. Unfortunately there is no cure to Parkinson's, which is why it's important to have pervations. Studies show that “Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, with a reduction risk in ranging from 32-60%. Who doesn’t want to live longer. By drinking coffee it's proven that caffeine can actually increase your life expectancy. Its known that coffee drinkers are less likely to get many diseases, and there are many studies that prove this. Drinking coffee was shown the be associated with a 20% lower risk of death in men and 26% lower risk of death. Liver and colorectal cancer are the 3rd and 4th leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of both. Studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 40% lower risk of liver cancer. In particular one study of 489,706 individuals found that those who drank 4-5 cups of coffee per day had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer. So make sure to drink that extra cup of coffee each day because it could be saved your life.

SOURCES
  • "Insufficient Sleep Is a Public Health Problem." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 03 Sept. 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2017.
  • Jacques, Renee. "11 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 17 Oct. 2013. Web. 17 Feb. 2017.
  • "Everyday Chemistry - How Does a Cup of Coffee Keep Me Awake?" Everyday Chemistry - How Does a Cup of Coffee Keep Me Awake? N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2017.

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