Sleep Disorders

5 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Sleep


Alcohol does help you fall asleep faster

Alcohol increases slow-wave sleep in the first half of the night

The more alcohol you consume, the more it affects your first half of sleep

Alcohol significantly delays the first REM sleep cycle

Avoiding alcohol close to bedtime can help

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