Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid and a stimulant drug. Caffeine is found in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves, and fruit of some plants, where it acts as a natural pesticide that paralyzes and kills certain insects feeding on the plants, as well as enhancing the reward memory of pollinators. It is most commonly consumed by humans in infusions extracted from the seed of the coffee plant and the leaves of the tea bush, as well as from various foods and drinks containing products derived from the kola nut. Other sources include yerba maté, guarana berries, guayusa, and the yaupon holly.
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  • Crash Rate Spikes with Every Hour of Lost Sleep

    … lawyers of Staver Law Group at to schedule an initial case consultation and learn the best way to move forward. AAA’s Studied Sleep Deprivation and Car Crashes To determine how sleep and car accidents were related, AAA examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Motor Vehicle Crash Survey. The data represented car…

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  • Dangers of Driving When It’s Your Profession

    … and relaxation time, and some truckers depend on dangerous doses of caffeine to stay alert behind the wheel. When drivers are on the interstate for a large percentage of their time, it’s hard for them to get whole healthy meals on a regular basis. Many drivers live off of high-calorie snack foods, and most have a hard time getting regular…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 48 readers -
  • Dangerous Distractions for Truck Drivers

    … Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents involving commercial truck drivers. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that truck drivers are 23.2 times more likely get into a serious collision or fatal crash when they drive distracted. While distracted driving poses safety hazards for everyday drivers, it can bring…

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  • Common truck driver errors that lead to collisions

    …, engaging in more hours of consecutive truck operation, driving drowsy, or driving under a medicated state, because of the use of caffeine pills or stimulants.5 Another source of commercial truck error arises from unrealistic schedules set by trucking companies that encourage drivers to make risky decisions.6 For instance, drivers are often…

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  • Danger of Driving and Needing to Pee

    … excessive amounts of beverages that dehydrate you and stimulate your bladder, like caffeine in coffee or soda. Know your own habits well and how regularly you generally use the bathroom. If you feel like you need to pee, stop at the closest restroom and go before it becomes an urgent and distracting problem. If you’ve been injured by a distracted…

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