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How Does Alcohol Affect Sleep?

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Excessive alcohol use can wreak havoc on your sleeping patterns for a number of reasons. While some people may believe that alcohol aids in being able to sleep, it actually creates the opposite effect and can seriously disturb your sleeping patterns.

Can’t Sleep? Skip the Booze for a Better Snooze.

 

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It’s the first Friday night of the summer, which after a long work week means the first night of freedom. While some of you may party into the wee hours of Saturday morning, others will go out for dinner and a nightcap with friends. In both scenarios, alcohol is the common factor. While a drink or two (when someone else is driving) on Friday┬ánight┬áisn’t a problem, you should make sure you’re not drinking too close to the time you hit your pillow. According to WebMD, over 15% of people use alcohol as a sleeping pill replacement before bed. It’s a common misconception that having a nightcap will aid in the sleeping efforts and while at first it can make you feel drowsy, there are some reasons why it’s important to skip the booze for a better snooze.