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Sleep Disorders

5 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

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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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