Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep

On August 23, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers suggest that caffeine could reduce the impact of poor sleep on postoperative pain. Postoperative pain is exacerbated by lack of sleep prior to surgery, new research suggests. But it’s not all bad news, because the study also found that caffeine could help to counteract this effect. Study co-author Dr….

Swap caffeine for stair-walking to boost energy, motivation

On April 22, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

After a bad night’s sleep, many of us turn to caffeine for a short burst of energy. A new study, however, suggests that we may be better off taking a 10-minute walk up and down the stairs. Researchers say that walking up and down stairs may be more effective than…

Caffeine has little to no benefit after 3 nights of sleep restriction

On June 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New study shows caffeine is not sufficient to prevent performance decline long term. A new study found that after restricting sleep to 5 hours per night, caffeine use no longer improved alertness or performance after three nights. Results show that relative to placebo, caffeine significantly…

Brief cognitive-behavioral therapy helps those with problematic caffeine use

On November 10, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Engaging in brief, cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for helping people with problematic caffeine use lower their caffeine consumption, according to a new study coauthored by Laura M. Juliano, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at American University. The clinically significant study found that, on average, participants reduced their…