Soldiers' sleep disrupted by energy drinks - - Jackson, MS

Soldiers' sleep disrupted by energy drinks

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Highly caffeinated energy drinks may be keeping soldiers awake at night.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds 45-percent of service members have at least one energy drink per day.

14-percent said they down at least 3 a day while deployed.

Those soldiers were also more likely to report trouble sleeping at night and drift off during briefs or while on guard duty.

This report is from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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