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Caffeine

Are you feeling tired? Is your energy level low? Maybe some caffeine is what you need! How about a cup of coffee or tea? Maybe you prefer Coke, Pepsi, or Mountain Dew? A piece of chocolate could energize you. Caffeine is found in all of these. 

 

Many people like caffeine because it gives them an extra boost. It makes them feel awake and alive. Many folks can’t wake up in the morning without a cup of coffee! Caffeine has an energizing effect. It makes people feel less tired.

Caffeine keeps people awake. This is not a good thing for some people. Many who drink caffeine have trouble sleeping at night. Nighttime users of caffeine are especially bothered. They often have trouble falling asleep. 

Other people like that caffeine can help them stay awake at night. Late-night drivers and those that work the night shift need to stay awake. However, doctors warn that no one should use caffeine in place of sleep. A healthy night’s sleep is very important for a healthy body. 

Too much caffeine can be unhealthy. In fact, it can be very bad for you. Caffeine stimulates your heart. It makes the heart beat faster. Caffeine can raise your blood pressure. Too much of it may cause heart trouble. If you have a lot of caffeine, you may get jumpy or nervous. You may also get headaches. 

If you think caffeine is bothering you, use less of it. You may also want to try decaffeinated drinks. These drinks have had the caffeine removed, or taken out.

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