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Alcohol and Sleep

4 Ways Alcohol Messes With Your Sleep

Posted 06.06.2014 | OWN

We know that a nightcap -- or three -- won't help us drift off into a peaceful slumber. But we didn't know exactly why it sets us up for a restless, s...

Unexplained Symptoms? It's Not Necessarily 'All in Your Head'

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

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."

Why Alcohol Won't Help You Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

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.

The Gift of Sleep, Part II: Give Yourself a Good Night's Rest

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

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...