In a perfect world, we’d all wake up feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Unfortunately, in the real world, many of us suffer from early morning grogginess and fatigue. For hundreds of years, people have turned to caffeinated coffee and tea to help jumpstart their days. In many cases, this harmless habit is nothing more than a sign of normal morning sluggishness; however, in certain instances, it could be a symptom of a serious problem.

New Products Targeting Fatigued Consumers

These days, the grocery store and gas station isles are glutted with all sorts of energy drinks that promise to revitalize fatigued consumers. Recently, a product called AeroShot joined the market. A single puff of AeroShot delivers a whopping 100 milligrams of caffeine, which is about equal to a single cup of coffee. That said, because the delivery is so fast, some are worried people may abuse the product either knowingly or unknowingly.

Too much caffeine can lead to all sorts of troubling side-effects, including rapid-heartbeat, anxiety, breathing problems and insomnia. Unfortunately, as more and more of these products hit the shelves, tired consumers are becoming too reliant on them, when they should be focused on getting more sleep.

Caffeine Reliance A Warning Sign?

In some situations, caffeine reliance could be a sign of a dangerous sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea. Because the condition causes sufferers to stop breathing periodically throughout the night, they awaken frequently and are never able to get adequate REM sleep. This lack can lead to fatigue and problems with concentration, as well as potential health issues down the road.

Sleep problems aren’t something anyone should accept. An effective sleep apnea treatment can turn your life around by helping you sleep normally, so you will wake up feeling rested and ready for a new day. Contact Dr. Dunayer today to learn more.