Venture onto a college campus on any given weekend (including finals week) and you'll find students stumbling from one party to the next, visibly intoxicated. Some leave the party early, others don't remember making it back at all.
Health and mental health practitioners need not see an alcoholic behind every symptom in order to recognize that there are indeed prodromal signs that may be evident years before a patient's drinking might be "diagnosable."
A new study suggests yet another reason that alcohol can be a roadblock to good sleep: The stimulating effects of alcohol are felt more strongly in the early evening hours. That evening drink you think is sending you toward slumber? It's likely doing just the opposite.
Not surprisingly, a recent survey from SleepBetter.org found that many of us do not sleep particularly well during the holiday season. There many expected and a few unexpected reasons for our lack of rest...