Some of my friends drink to sleep well.i want to know if i can do the same
Kayode (via SMS)
Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and slows down brain activity. Alcohol has a sedative effect that induces relaxation and drowsiness, but alcohol consumption, especially excessive alcohol consumption, is associated with decreased sleep quality and duration. People with alcohol use disorders commonly experience symptoms of insomnia. Studies have shown that alcohol use can worsen symptoms of sleep apnea. Moderate drinking is generally considered safe, but each individual responds differently to alcohol. As a result, the effects of alcohol on sleep vary greatly from individual to individual. Regular drinking can affect sleep quality and make you feel tired and sluggish. This is because drinking alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle. Some people may find that alcohol helps them fall asleep first, but this outweighs the negative effects on sleep quality throughout the night.
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