Rise in coffee consumption linked to sleep disorders
Ireland has become a nation of coffee lovers and experts believe that it is affecting our sleep patterns.
Consumption of coffee has more than doubled in the past decade to 4,500 tonnes last year. Sales of ready-to-drink coffee, as sold in petrol stations, shops and cafés, have more than tripled since 2007.
A Euromonitor report said that caffeine consumption was expected to become a growing health concern in the country. It also said that drinks and products containing caffeine had started to attract negative publicity.
“The massive increase in the number of Irish consumers seeking medical treatment for sleep disorders can be partially attributed to a huge rise in the amount of caffeine being consumed on a daily basis,” a report by the research company…