Coffee, Cola or energy drinks; Caffeine is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive substance. Researchers from the University of Basel have shown that regular caffeine intake changes the matter of the brain. There is no doubt about this. The intake of caffeine helps us to feel more alert. Also, it also disrupts our sleep if we drink it before sleeping. Regular intake of caffeine consumption affects the brain.
However, Researchers saw the changes in the “Gray Matter” refers to the part of the central nervous system that made up primarily of the cell bodies of nerve cells. Researchers of the university investigated the participants sleep quality in the sleep laboratory by recording the electrical activity of the brain (EEG) comparisons between caffeine and placebo capsules revealed that the depth of sleep was equal they saw the significant difference between Gray matter, depending upon the subject. The volume of the Gray matter was greater than the caffeine capsules.
The results do not necessarily mean that it has a negative impact on the brain ” emphasizes Reichert. The health effects of caffeine have been investigated primarily in patients, but there is also a need for research on these healthy subjects. Although caffeine appears to reduce the volume of Gray matter, after just 10 days of coffee abstinence it has significantly regenerated in the test subjects. “The changed in brain morphology seem to be temporary, but systematic comparisons between coffee drinkers and those who usually consume little or no caffeine have so far been lacking “, says Reichert.