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Can caffeine make up for a lack of sleep?

Caffeine can certainly mask the effects of sleep deprivation by waking you up, but you still need real sleep to refresh your mind and body. In this video, I will explain why caffeine cannot make up for a lack of sleep. 
Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Sleep experts in Switzerland found that sleep deprivation temporarily worsened people's mental capabilities. When these same sleep-deprived people had caffeine, simple mental processes did improve. Complex mental activities, however, do not improve with caffeine. So don't use caffeine to avoid feeling the need for sleep. Taking the time to get adequate sleep will improve your performance and productivity, making up for the time "lost" by sleeping.
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