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.