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Doctor insights on: Will 5 Hour Energy Drinks Prevent Me From Getting Restful Sleep

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Does 5 hour energy and other similar energy drinks cause bad sleep patters and panic attacks? I drink coffee and coffee never gives me those symptoms

Does 5 hour energy and other similar energy drinks cause bad sleep patters and panic attacks? I drink coffee and coffee never gives me those symptoms

Energy drinks: Yes, it is quite possible. Many of these "energy drinks" contain much higher levels of caffeine than in a cup or two of coffee. Additional ingredients may also trigger reactions in sensitive individuals. Avoid these drinks, and consider getting some exercise (like brisk walking) if you need a brief pickup in the afternoon. Any caffeine after 6 PM can trigger sleep problems. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i take sleeping tablets after IV and an energy drink?

Can i take sleeping tablets after IV and an energy drink?

Don't know iv here: What do you mean by IV here. Is it a product? If so, please tell us what's in it or who makes it and resubmit your newly formulated question. ...Read more

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Can i die if i mixed sleeping tablets with an energy drink?

Can i die if i mixed sleeping tablets with an energy drink?

Energy drinks: I would not recommend such drinks, with or without sleeping medicine, due to effects on cardiovascular system & sleep. ...Read more

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I had psudafed & claritan 24hr @ 9:30 bought energy drink tweeker cldnt sleep last night & have emt class at 6:00 is it safe for me to take this it said not to with psudafed ? When can i?

I had psudafed & claritan 24hr @ 9:30 bought energy drink tweeker cldnt sleep last night & have emt class at 6:00 is it safe for me to take this it said not to with psudafed  ? When can i?

Deadly: Why mix up all that stuff and expect to be normal? The "energy drink"contains large amounts of caffeine. That causes you to use energy that you can ill afford. It is very misleading and in my view is causing a lot of illness. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble sleeping lately and have a hard time at work staying on task (teacher) can I have an energy drink to help me focus?

I have been having trouble sleeping lately and have a hard time at work staying on task (teacher) can I have an energy drink to help me focus?

Sleep: Think about addressing the main problem you identified...Sleep. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like alcohol, caffeine (energy drinks). To address insomnia look up healthy sleep habits. Create a consistent wake time and avoid naps. Go to bed only when you are tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20 mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. ...Read more

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How come i always feel like i'm sweating to death when i go to sleep after drinking jagermesiter mixed with monster energy drink? Is it dangerous?

How come i always feel like i'm sweating to death when i go to sleep after drinking jagermesiter mixed with monster energy drink? Is it dangerous?

Only if ingested: The monster has a considerable amount of stimulant like components like caffeine and i believe taurine. The jag has a noradrenergic component i suspect that also encourages agitation and sympathetic hyperarousal. They both then together cause a fight or flight reaction chemically - with elevated heart rate, sweating, insomnia, racing thoughts, and - combined with alcohol - disinhibition(be stupid). ...Read more

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I have no energy throughout the day even when i get 8+hrs sleep a night. I've tried coffee & energy drinks nothing works, could it be a health issue?

Soo many: Yes, so many conditions (mostly correctable) can cause this, ranging from sleep problems (obstructive sleep apnea, for example) to anemia, etc etc. I suggest you talk with your dr, get an examination. Labs if needed, and if needed a sleep study. You may very possibly feel better soon, . ...Read more

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I would like to know if I have some disorder and would like to know if it can be treated. I find myself being tired all day i cannot seem to get enough sleep. I've tried energy drinks, coffee and a good breakfast but nothing works. I am easily irriated an

Could be many things: See your doctor. There are mental health problems that could be causing this but also physical ones, such as anemia, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism... Many others. Important to rule them out one by one, in the order that a professional thinks are the most likely culprits. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of drinking energy drinks like red bull and five hour energy?

What are the health effects of drinking energy drinks like red bull and five hour energy?

Not good: I have to admit I have used them occasionally, but I don't recommend them. Some are better than others, but they all have a lot of things in them that aren't very good for you and there is no quality control to guarantee they have exactly what it says on the label. Many of them have extremely high levels of caffeine. ...Read more

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I drink a lot of energy drink like 2 or 3 a day when i'm about to go to bed sometimes i get like a shock in my head like a loud buzz what can this be?

I drink a lot of energy drink like 2 or 3 a day when i'm about to go to bed sometimes i get like a shock in my head like a loud buzz what can this be?

Too much stimulant: 2 or 3 energy drinks each day is probably too much stimulant, and your body will adapt and develop symptoms in response to chronic overstimulation. Best treatment is to cut down on the energy drinks. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and I'm going to be working my first night shift, any suggestions on sleep and food and drinks to keep me awake but not energy drinks or coffee?

I'm 23 and I'm going to be working my first night shift, any suggestions on sleep and food and drinks to keep me awake but not energy drinks or coffee?

Will depend on your : sleep/ear cycle since that will determine your energy level needed for your night shift. Get a good 7-8 night sleep during the day using black blinds/eye shields. Then decide whether you need to eat a meal in the middle of your shift versus snacking. Organic protein bar is great to give you stamina. Organic raw nuts, fruit is good. Also, a green smoothie with raw cacao and raw grapseeed flour. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i drink energy drinks i get an erection why?

Sometimes when i drink energy drinks i get an erection why?

Don't know: But I am not a fan of people using excessive amounts of caffeine as a stimulant (the vitamins etc in some of them is total bs). Usually stimulant drugs reduce erections, so i don't understand your reaction, but there are always individual differences in what kinds of side effects. When you are on energy drinks are you thinking more about sex, or sexual things? I would stop the energy drinks. ...Read more

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Will drinking an energy drink with no sugar or calories daily get someone sick?

Will drinking an energy drink with no sugar or calories daily get someone sick?

Probably not: 1 energy drink a day will probably not do any serious damage to you. However, it is not supporting your health. It is not unusual to have a sensitivity to artificial sweeteners (they give me a headache, for instance). Also, energy drinks contain untested combinations of caffeine and herbal supplements. They can be quite dangerous in large quantities. Which means they are not healthy overall. ...Read more

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