You Know Not to Drink and Drive; But Did You Not To Drink and Sleep?

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Researchers from The London Sleep Centre have found that drinking alcohol before going to bed may help you to get to sleep quicker, but it ultimately disturbs your sleep patterns. So, before you take that pre-bed nightcap, keep in mind that if you continue this habit, you will eventual start experiencing insomnia.

The research team evaluated 20 studies about alcohol and sleep, and they found that alcohol:

  • Speeds up sleep onset
  • Sends the drinker into a very deep sleep
  • Creates fragmented sleep patterns and robs the drinker of the restful sleep, called REM sleep, when dreams occur
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~ by chasm63 on January 23, 2013.

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