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Alcohol and a Good Night's Sleep Don't Mix

(1/28/2013)

Alcohol and a Good Night's Sleep Don't Mix
WebMD Health News
January 22, 2013

A new review of 27 studies shows that alcohol does not improve sleep quality. According to the findings, alcohol does allow healthy people to fall asleep quicker and sleep more deeply for a while, but it reduces rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. And the more you drink before bed, the more pronounced these effects. REM sleep happens about 90 minutes after we fall asleep. It's the stage of sleep when people dream, and it's thought to be restorative. Disruptions in REM sleep may cause daytime drowsiness, poor concentration, and rob you of needed ZZZs.

View the full article here: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20130118/alcohol-sleep


Keywords: alcohol, sleep, study, rem, awake



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