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Why does caffeine make me sleep better?

Caffeine Absorption Caffeine Capsules - 200mg - 84-120 minutes So maybe you took the caffeine, were already tired so you napped(2 hours or 120 minutes) just as it was kicking in full blown and ...
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How does poor sleep cause circles under one's eyes?

These dark circles can likely be attributed to vascular network prominence caused by hollowing of the contents of the orbital rim, pigmentary changes in the periorbital area caused by extravasated ...
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Can flatulence be a cause of sleeplessness?

Flatulence, which is likely associated with abdominal distention and thus some discomfort, can disturb sleep. Sources: Functional Abdominal Bloating with Distention (ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology, ...
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How to prevent sleepiness at study time?

Well, in order to avoid sleeping while studying, just follow this steps below: 1.Switch the Lights On. Don't even think about studying in just the lamplight at night. 2.Sit in Front of a Table. 3....
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Restless Legs Syndrome treatment

Restless Legs Syndrome (a.k.a. Willis-Ekbom Disease) is not rare! What it is is woefully under-diagnosed. Not that you asked, but, although estimates of prevalence vary widely depending on the ...
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Exactly what triggers the release of Melatonin?

Melatonin synthesis and secretion (pineal gland) is enhanced by darkness and inhibited by light (photons). DOI: 10.1530/ror.0.0030013 PMID: 9509985
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How much caffeine intake a day is still safe for health?

I have found an article published in November 2017 that states: "Evidence supported consumption of ≤400 mg/day in adults is not associated with overt, adverse effects." Link to the article: https://...
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Is there a (quasi-)healthy way of resisting sleep?

The answer is "really badly." There are several drugs to treat ADHD that students are taking to improve focus and study all-nighters before exams. But, this is a really unhealthy use of those ...
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What drugs can keep you awake for long time?

The most popular drug that can keep people awake for long time is caffeine. Most caffeine pills contain a 200mg dose, about the same as the average 12-ounce cup of coffee.
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Effects of not sleeping at night

Increased risk of disease. Heightened blood pressure. Weakened immune system and reduced effectiveness of certain vaccinations. Stress. Greater risk of death. Impaired creativity. Moodiness. Lower ...
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Why do I wake up so many times in the middle of the night

AFAIK: It's pretty normal as long that you don't have trouble getting back to sleep. Try to google 'sleep cycles' to learn more about how the brain functions. Basically we have, I recall, 4 stages of ...
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The scientific evidence of '4-7-8' breathing trick to induce sleep

There is no evidence: "Despite a potential bit of miscommunication about the technique's effect on insomnia, there’s one thing I can be certain about – there doesn’t appear to be any reliable ...
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Should I be concerned if I suffer insomnia but still am still largely functional the next day?

You should not worry about having a body that functions in a way that is a bit outside of the norm if this doesn't cause problems for you. If our distant ancestors had the intellectual capability to ...
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Are there permanent health effects from working the night shift for 6 days?

This answer is more speculative than I like my answers here to be, but I think it still has some value. It is highly unlikely that a single six-day period of working the night shift will have a ...
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