Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Grande Starbuck's coffee has FOUR TIMES MORE CAFFEINE than a Redbull!

Many people like to boast that "that they do not drink energy drinks, cause they just don't like all that caffeine." But millions of Americans love to start the morning with a visit to Starbucks. But what many people do know is that Starbucks coffee contains a disproportionally large dose of caffeine, when compared to other caffeinated drinks. HERE ARE A COUPLE SURPRISING FACTS:

Grande 16oz Coffee from Starbucks contains FOUR TIMES MORE CAFFEINE than an 8.4oz Redbull  

                                             330mg         VS          80mg

Grande 16oz  Coffee from Starbucks contains almost 2.5 TIMES MORE CAFFEINE than an 16oz McDonald's Coffee.   

                                                  330mg        VS       133mg

Even though a morning jolt can make the mornings easier to deal with, it is important that people are aware of the potential effects of drinking TOO MUCH CAFFEINE. Although moderate caffeine consumption isn't likely to cause harm, drinking more than 500mg can cause:

Fast Heartbeat
Upset Stomach 
Muscle Tremors

At 260mg of Caffeine, it would only take two tall 12oz coffees from Starbucks to put you over 500mg!

-Mr. Sleep


Mayo Clinic Online, (March, 2011). "Caffeince: How much is too much?" 1998-2013. Mayo Foundaition for Medical Education and Research. 
Center for Science in the Public Interest. (2013). "Caffeine Content of Food and Drugs"

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Celebrity Sleep Deaths....

"Isn't that just snoring?" This is what you hear a lot, when you talk about Sleep Apnea. Many people are unaware that Sleep Apnea is a very serious disorder that can kill you (Sudden Cardiac Death). Sleep apnea also causes serious and life-shortening disorders: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, automobile accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel, diabetes, depression and other ailments (ASAA). 

Today I learned that these celebrities all died at the hands of Sleep 


Jerry Garcia 

(Grateful Deal)

John Candy

(Stripes, Cool Runnings, Space Balls, Etc) 

Reggie White

(Packers, Eagles, Panthers)

Chris Penn

(Reservoir Dogs, Rush Hour, All the Right Moves)

It is important the when building awareness about sleep apnea, you stress how deadly the disorder is. In doing so, hopefully we can prevent further loss of life...

-Mr. Sleep