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When you can take a pill and it will help you relax and sleep, can a shot of brandy do the same?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Be careful

Be careful. Alcohol is the most widely used substance people use to sleep.
Alcohol can certainly relax you enough to get to sleep, but when metabolized by the body it can disrupt the quality of sleep and result in awakenings. Moreover, alcohol increases your risk for sleep apnea. If it loses effectiveness, increasing amounts may also lead to dependence.

In brief: Be careful

Be careful. Alcohol is the most widely used substance people use to sleep.
Alcohol can certainly relax you enough to get to sleep, but when metabolized by the body it can disrupt the quality of sleep and result in awakenings. Moreover, alcohol increases your risk for sleep apnea. If it loses effectiveness, increasing amounts may also lead to dependence.
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