When time is short, and work is high, some people need a little boost to get them through the hours.
Whether it’s adjusting to a new night shift or just squeezing out the last few hours of the day before a solid crash to bed at night, energy drinks have become a staple for workaholics and study fiends the world over.
They’re more efficient than coffee, more readily available, and often have less sugar or additives than any alternative.
But that doesn’t mean they’re healthy. On the contrary, they have huge dangers of their own. In 2017, a man had to have part of his skull removed.
He lived, existing with a hollow spot and a caved-in space above his forehead, a total lack of a complete skull making his head shaped like a crescent moon.
And the cause was rooted in what he was drinking: simple, legal, over-the-counter energy drinks.
10 Wake Up Call
Austin, the man who nearly died drinking energy drinks, was discovered by his in-laws when he collapsed one day. The entire ordeal was cataloged and told to the public by his wife, Brianna.
All she knew for some time was that he suffered a terrible and very sudden condition and had to have brain surgery. All this while she was nine months pregnant.
9 Mental Drain
Brianna stayed by Austin’s side in the hospital every day until it was her turn to be sent to a bed for the birth of their first child. Austin was in bad shape, and up until then, he hadn’t woken up.
He suffered a major brain hemorrhage – a brain bleed. Before his second surgery, he experienced seizures and strokes as his brain tried to over-correct itself on the damage done to repair it.
When their son was born, Brianna said that was the moment when Austin finally woke up again.