Alcohol and Sleep

Question for this evening:

Q: I have a couple drinks before bed to help me sleep. Is this wrong?

A: Alcohol definitely aids in falling asleep. However once asleep the quality of sleep is definitely effected. The deep stage of sleep that we need to rejuvenate is suppressed by the alcohol, and this leads to qualitative sleep deprivation even if the total hours of sleep are adequate. If you need a “sleep aid” the reason may be easily diagnosed and treated leading to a dramatic improvement in your quality of sleep.

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