To shed some light on the possible health impacts associated with high levels of caffeine consumption, Dr. Michael Tehrani, MD, an internal medicine specialist specializing in geriatrics, spoke exclusively with Health Digest.
“Caffeine is a stimulant, meaning it stimulates all our organs to work faster and harder and too much of it can cause our body to go into overdrive and deteriorate faster,” Dr. Tehrani said. “Caffeine consumption in excess can have a number of undesirable side effects. First off, it stimulates the central nervous system, making it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.” He pointed out that this can put one at risk for various sleep conditions, such as insomnia.
Similar concerns were echoed by Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, a pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, who told The New York Times that drinking the amount of caffeine found in Prime Energy on a regular basis would be particularly detrimental to the sleep health of children.