Too much caffeine robs kids of precious sleep

Soda machine (David Duprey)

December 16, 2010 9:14:19 AM PST
Seventy-five percent of children in the U.S. consume caffeine on a daily basis, mostly from soda, and it is having negative effect on their ability to sleep.

That's the finding of a new study done at the University of Nebraska.

Lack of sleep can a negative influence on a child's ability to function.

Researchers say parents should be aware of the negative influences caffeine can have on their kids' sleep.

The study is published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Load Comments