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A 22-year-old female asked:

Does alcohol cause insomnia?im on amitryptyline and take a glass wine and next day i couldnt sleep, can't relax its feels like tremor when try to sleep

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Dr. William Golden
A Verified Doctoranswered
48 years experience
Alcohol insomnia: Yes alcohol can cause insomnia, especially as it wears off. You can get a rebound effect. Also some people get paradoxical reactions. So where a substance can relax many people, there are some people who become more anxious. And you are taking prescribed medication that could be interacting. You should speak to your prescribing doctor who will probably advise you not to drink alcohol.
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