The sale of energy drinks to young people should be banned, according to a recent study. Research has shown that young individuals who consume energy drinks regularly experience insomnia and poor sleep. A study of 53,266 Norwegian students found that those aged 18 to 35 who consumed energy drinks daily slept half an hour less than those who drank them occasionally or not at all. Men who consumed two or three drinks a week were more likely to have a bedtime after midnight and to sleep less than six hours compared to those who drank them rarely or not at all. Women were also affected, with those consuming energy drinks more likely to experience disrupted sleep patterns. The study has prompted discussions about potential bans on the sale of energy drinks to children under 16 in England. Despite voluntary bans by some retailers, the availability of these drinks to young people remains a concern. The study also found that insomnia and poor sleep are associated with regular energy drink consumption, highlighting the potential health risks of these popular beverages.
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