A cup of coffee might not help you sail through night
Washington D.C., June 14 : A new research has found out that caffeine fails to improve alertness or performance after three nights of restrictive sleep to five hours per night.
Lead author Tracy Jill Doty of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research explained, "These results are important, because caffeine is a stimulant widely used to counteract performance decline following periods of restricted sleep. The data from this study suggests that the same effective daily dose of caffeine is not sufficient to prevent performance decline over multiple days of restricted sleep."
This study has been published in an online supplement of the journal 'Sleep'.