by Kaylee Fabini
Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, energy drinks, soda, energy bars, chocolate and many other things. It is very popular for students to use as a study aid. The consumption of caffeine has both positive and negative effects.
One of the positive effects is that it increases alertness. It allows students to stay focused as they study. Caffeine works in your brain by blocking a chemical called adenosine.That means that the intake of it increases a feeling of mental alertness. As a result, the intake of caffeine can temporarily boost your study skills as a student.
A negative effect is that it causes irregular sleeping patterns. Using caffeine as a study aid, especially in the afternoon or evening, can lead to harmful effects on your sleep cycle. Taking caffeine before bed can make it almost impossible to fall asleep for a certain amount of time. To avoid irregular sleep hours from caffeine, you can stop using caffeine even if it is for a study aid. You also shouldn’t have caffeine four to six hours before going to bed.
The reason why there might be negative effects as you take caffeine is because you might be consuming too much of it. Consuming too much caffeine has negative effects such as anxiety, restlessness, stomach cramps, upset stomach, headache, dehydration, irritability, and racing heart. These effects can prevent you from staying on task at school.
In my opinion, caffeine seems bad for you. Because you have irregular sleep patterns, don’t feel good, and many other things. Even though caffeine can be used as a study aide, it isn’t good for you.