Best Energy Drinks for Night Shift

GEG Caffeine and Fatigue Experts present Best Energy Drinks for Night Shift

What defines "THE BEST" energy drink for night shift?

If you’ve ever wondered what to drink to help keep you awake on the night shift, this list is for you. While making the list of the best energy drinks for night shift, I used three criteria: 1) the drink has to be a top-selling brand, 2) it has to have the right amount of caffeine, and 3) it has to have other ingredients science has proven effective for boosting attention.

I know you have many, many choices when it comes to caffeinated beverages, but by sticking with the top-selling brands, you can be sure these brands taste good and are easy to find at grocery stores and gas stations. And, while caffeine does all the heavy lifting keeping you awake, there are several other ingredients that can be Robin to caffeine’s Batman.

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Energy Boosting Ingredients

If you want to overcome tiredness and get more energy working night shift, caffeine (and a short nap) is the most effective. But if taking a short nap isn’t possible, what should you drink to help keep you awake? To answer this question, we turn to science.

The good news is there are plenty of research papers on energy supplements for night shift workers and for the military.

The even better news is I’ve done all the hard work for you by reading this research! I’ll spare you the details and summarize the important parts.

The following ingredients help you pay attention, even when sleep-deprived. This comes from a systematic review, which is a meticulous summary of what all the other research papers have to say about this topic.

Now that the criteria is clear, it's time to introduce the best energy drinks for working night shift!

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Science Behind Kill Cliff CBD Recovery Drink

I’ve been studying energy drinks for nearly two decades. I started studying them the same time I started studying biochemistry in college: way, way back in 2003. Who’d have thought, back when your only energy drink options were Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar, that one day you’d have the option of a caffeinated drink with CBD?

What makes Kill Cliff CBD Recovery drink so special? Let’s start with a recap of the ingredients and what those ingredients do, then we’ll look at the beverage as a whole.

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Trying Caffeinated Water? Start Here

Caffeinated water can be a great alternative to the stereotypical energy drink, but if you’ve never heard of caffeinated water, where do you start? How do you know if it’s right for you?  This is the third of a three-part series on caffeinated water. In the last two posts in this series, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about caffeinated water. But now we ask one final question:

  • Where do I start?

In This Series:

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Should you be afraid of this Monster Energy Drink? Science and Safety Behind Caffe Monster Energy Coffee

Updated 3/26/2020 by Danielle Robertson Rath (the “GreenEyedGuide”)

When Energy Drinks Look Like Coffee Drinks

Monster Energy hit US markets in 2002 and helped establish the energy drink stereotype. Over 10 years later, there are still plenty of energy drinks that still fit this stereotype, but is Caffe Monster one of them?

Monster Energy is undeniably an energy drink company. In fact, they’re one of the Big Three responsible for the “Energy Drink Boom”. In this post, we’ll discuss whether Monster Energy’s wannabe-coffee warrants the same level of concern as their standard energy drinks.

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Hi there, I research energy drinks.

I declared myself a biochemistry major in 2003 – right at the beginning of the Energy Drink Boom. I’ve always been fascinated by caffeinated drinks and all the fears surrounding their use. That’s why I’ve put my education toward understanding the science behind energy drinks and their ingredients.

After 10+ years in this field, I believe parents have a right to be concerned about energy drinks, but that concern needs the right context to do anybody any good.

How concerned should we be about the safety of Caffe Monster Energy Coffee?

An In-Depth Review of Caffe Monster

For this month’s in-depth review, we’ll assess:

  • Caffe Monster Energy Coffee ingredients 
  • A comparison between Caffe Monster and a Stereotypical Energy Drink
  • A comparison between Caffe Monster and Starbucks Frappuccino
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Can supplements really help you focus? Science Behind FocusAid

To say it was difficult getting good grades in high school while balancing competitive sports, family obligations etc. feels as silly as admitting I cried over a difficult physics exam. Now I laugh at my previous concept of “difficult” with the context of college, grad school, and adulthood. But balancing everything in high school was hard, and I was in high school during the early 2000s, before energy drinks and Starbucks took over the world. Then energy drinks came along, and I balanced two jobs while I was a full-time student in college, then two different jobs while I was in grad school. Caffeine changed my life in more ways than one, and I’ve been studying the science behind energy drinks since the day I declared myself a biochemistry major back in 2003. Read more