Midterms are in full swing here at SF State, and as usual, students are stressed and sleep-deprived. With late night study sessions at the library, and overlapping assignments and projects, it is hard to catch a decent amount of sleep. The urgency to grab a small, flat latte with an extra shot, to stay awake during a long night of cramming is on.
According to a 2007 report by the Food and Drug Administration, 80 percent of adults in the U.S. consume caffeine on a daily basis. Adults, on average, intake 200 mg of caffeine, or two 5 oz cups of coffee.
Too much caffeine can affect your health. Mayo Clinic researchers found that having 500 to 600 mg a day can cause problems like insomnia, muscle tremors, and upset stomach.
How much caffeine do you consume? Does that number increase during midterms and finals?
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