Why does alcohol disrupt my sleep? And what can I do about it?
February 24, 2008 8:46 AM Subscribe
Why does alcohol disrupt my sleep? Is there anything I can do to minimize this disruption?
posted by jason's_planet to health & fitness (24 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
When I drink too much, to the point of becoming obviously drunk, I often sleep poorly. Typically, I crash for two or three hours of deep sleep and then I wake up and am unable to get back to sleep. As the day wears on, I find myself increasingly tired and irritable. My sleep patterns are screwed up for a couple of days afterward. It's not pleasant at all. I mean, I can live with the other, classic side effects of drinking. But this drives me nuts. I've also started working out seriously; the lack of sleep makes my workouts suck. So what should I do? Are there any ways to minimize this sleep disruption, to get back to sleep after waking up?
Many thanks in advance.