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    Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks Affect Quantity of Sleep

    sugar health teeth sleepSleep deprivation will not only make you groggy but will set you on a path to excessive intake of sugar. Sleep-deprived individuals tend to crave for the sweetened caffeinated drinks.

    Key takeaways:

    • People will drink significantly more sugar sweetened and caffeinated drinks if they get little sleep.
    • Sleeping for less than five hours predisposed people to drinking 21 percent more sugar sweetened, caffeinated beverages.
    • By improving their sleep, people can then improve on their ability to break the habit and limit their sugar intake.

    “We think there may be a positive feedback loop where sugary drinks and sleep loss reinforce one another, making it harder for people to eliminate their unhealthy sugar habit,” said lead author Aric Prather, an assistant professor of psychiatry.

    Read the full story here

    https://consumer.healthday.com/sleep-disorder-information-33/misc-sleep-problems-news-626/briefs-emb-11-9-10amet-sleep-sweet-drinks-sleep-health-ucsf-release-batch-2956-716666.html

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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