caffeine, college, sleep, alertness
One thing that many college students have in common is the regular intake of caffeine to cope with busy schedules and early mornings. What caffeine users do not always consider, however, are the effects that caffeine has on various aspects of one’s health. This study focuses on how caffeine impacts sleep quality, sleep duration, and daytime alertness, using myself as the subject. The results suggest that sleep duration and sleep quality improve quickly after the cessation of caffeine intake. Although correlations between caffeine intake and daytime alertness were not found, an increase in daytime alertness toward the end of the study suggests the possible presence of an adjustment period where the body must get used to the absence of caffeine.
Tefend, Jenna, "College Without Caffeine?" (2018). Honors Projects. 681.