Friday, January 25, 2013
A recent review of 27 different studies showed that alcohol can disrupt your sleep. Although it has been found to help healthy people fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper for a while, it reduces REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
In addition, the review found that the more you drink before bed the more prominent these effects are.
"Alcohol may seem to be helping you to sleep, as it helps induce sleep, but overall it is more disruptive to sleep, particularly in the second half of the night," said Irshaad Ebrahim, medical director at The London Sleep Centre in the U.K. " Alcohol also suppresses breathing and can precipitate sleep apnea.”"
For the full article, visit WebMD.com.
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