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How dangerous is it to drink a beer or so if I take sleeping pills?
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Never take together
It's never a good idea to take sleeping pills with alcohol.
They both cause sedation and can effect your breathing at night. Alcohol close to bedtime is also discouraged within 5-6 hours of bedtime as it has an adverse effect on your sleep. Proper sleep hygiene can be beneficial to patients with insomnia. Speak to your doctor and see if a referral to a sleep specialist is appropriate.

In brief: Never take together
It's never a good idea to take sleeping pills with alcohol.
They both cause sedation and can effect your breathing at night. Alcohol close to bedtime is also discouraged within 5-6 hours of bedtime as it has an adverse effect on your sleep. Proper sleep hygiene can be beneficial to patients with insomnia. Speak to your doctor and see if a referral to a sleep specialist is appropriate.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Dr. Lisa Shives
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very dangerous
Please never mix sleeping pills with other CNS depressants especially alcohol!

In brief: Very dangerous
Please never mix sleeping pills with other CNS depressants especially alcohol!
Dr. Lisa Shives
Dr. Lisa Shives
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