Caffeine Zone tracks consumption habits and decides if and when we really need that extra cup.

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For the people whose lives are punctuated with very early mornings and late nights, they rely heavily on the seemingly magic effects of caffeine to get them through. However, it's more complicated than just drinking a pot of coffee in the morning to keep us awake or perked up for the rest of the day. In fact, it is very easy to have too much caffeine which may actually have negative side effects leading to difficulties sleeping and nervousness and counter-productivity.

To help people avoid the consequences of excess caffeine, researchers have developed the app Caffeine Zone that helps people track their daily intake. The developers drew from several studies that illuminated the proper amount of caffeine for mental alertness and how much could begin causing issues. Users input their daily drinking habits as well as how fast they drink it and it will regiment their intake accordingly.

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