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Will alcohol cause sleep disturbances?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Yes: People often get tempted to use alcohol to get them to sleep. After a period of repeated use it rebounds on you and no longer works.
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Alcohol and sleep: Although alcohol is a CNS depressant and can make you feel sleepy, what goes down must come up, so your brain becomes more activated again and sleep is fragmented. the more you drink and the closer to sleep you drink the more likely it will disrupt your sleep. Try to not drink within 2-3 hours of sleep and minimize the amount you drink. More than 2 drinks per day for a man is likely to impair heal

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Should alcohol help you sleep or cause sleep disturbances?

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Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry 58 years experience
SNOOZE: Alcohol is a sedative and whatever is enough foryou will helo yougo to sleep. But for some people it causes awakening during the night. Not recommended for a sleep aide. Find out what keeps you up. Learnproper sleep hygiene. Reviewing concerns when the light's out keeps lots of people up. Find out what's getting in the way. Some doctors are sleep specialists - try them.

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