Sodas Play Havoc with Youngsters' Sleep

      February 25, 2022 12:39

      Teenagers who drink a lot of sodas or sweetened beverages sleep less than their peers, a study suggests.

      A team led by professor Jung Ji-yong at Kyunghee University found that drinking high-sugar carbonated drinks more than five times a week increased the chances of sleeping less than eight hours a day by up to 44 percent.

      The quality of sleep also decreased in proportion to the intake. The researchers said the huge amounts of sugar in these drinks overstimulate the nerves.

      The study was based on data of some 260,000 middle and high schoolers.

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