You know what helps lead us to boundary-bending states of mind? Sleep deprivation. Of all the drinks, pills and substances you can use to keep yourself awake, few inspire the same kind of terror and confusion as the energy drink.
Since there are notable chemical distinctions between many brands, it’s hard to make any blanket statements about energy drinks, even when answering simple questions like, “Are energy drinks dangerous?” or “Can I get addicted to them?”
Lifehacker has consulted an expert and done its darnedest to discern facts from half-truths. I hate to break it you: even if there’s no concrete evidence, it sounds you should put the Red Bull down and just accept that you need a good night’s sleep.