Observations About The World Of Sleep Medicine From A Sleep Physician
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Alcohol is not a good sleep aid
Here is another study showing what we already knew about the effect of alcohol on sleep. It may help some fall asleep faster, but it leads to sleep disruption in the second half of the night. The article rightly cautions people not to rely on alcohol to help them sleep. In addition to being addictive, alcohol suppresses REM or dream sleep.