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Does alcohol effect your sleep?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Alcohol is a very good way to make someone sleep but after a few hours of metabolism your body is awakened.
It us best to not drink 2-3 hours before bedtime. Alcohol can also worsen sleep apnea.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol is a very good way to make someone sleep but after a few hours of metabolism your body is awakened.
It us best to not drink 2-3 hours before bedtime. Alcohol can also worsen sleep apnea.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

Alcohol is a sedative- people drink in order to fall asleep.
However, it is very short acting, and when it wears off, there is often a "rebound", where people wake up and have even harder time falling asleep. With continued use, tolerance develops and more and more alcohol needs to be consumed. Alcohol eliminates rem sleep, where we dream, which we need for good health.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol is a sedative- people drink in order to fall asleep.
However, it is very short acting, and when it wears off, there is often a "rebound", where people wake up and have even harder time falling asleep. With continued use, tolerance develops and more and more alcohol needs to be consumed. Alcohol eliminates rem sleep, where we dream, which we need for good health.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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