Alcohol as a sleeping pill

According to recent studies, 28% of people suffering from insomnia, resort to alcohol as a sleeping pill. But something else follows fast falling asleep …

People suffering from insomnia often resort to alcohol. On average, they drink before bedtime 3.6 times a month, that is, only two times less than alcoholics who drink 6.8 nights a month. At the same time, 67% of those and others consider alcohol as a good sleeping pill. Normal subjects taking alcohol at night fall asleep faster. Their so-called fast phase of sleep develops faster. However, alcohol is rapidly metabolized, and its level decreases by the middle of the night, so that those who have taken alcohol before bedtime experience sensations typical of withdrawal syndrome. Their sleep becomes superficial, they often wake up and suffer from nightmares. As a result, in the second half of the night, sleep is disturbed, its overall duration is reduced and night sleepiness develops. Alcohol can provoke snoring and cause hypoxia (lack of oxygen) of the brain. And since insomnia is a chronic condition, it is not far from chronic alcoholism.

The conclusion is obvious – alcohol is a bad replacement for the “night cap”.

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