Would I Sleep Better if I Stopped Drinking? More About Alcohol and Your Health

What impact does alcohol have on my sleep cycle? Would I sleep better if I didn’t drink? How does using alcohol impact my overall health?

Many people have questions about the impact of alcohol on their health. While moderate alcohol usage may possibly have positive health benefits, a new study shows that even a small amount of alcohol can severely disrupt a person’s sleep. You might want to rethink that nightcap.

The study examined three groups of college students the night before an important test. One group consumed no alcohol, another group had a little bit of alcohol, and the third group consumed a large amount of alcohol. The results were something you might not expect: the group that had a small amount of alcohol reported having much less sleep, while the group that drank a lot slept the same amount, but still felt very tired the next day. With fatigue being one of the leading causes of absenteeism at work and school, it’s likely that simple alcohol consumption is causing the US economy a significant amount of lost productivity, to say nothing of individual losses.

If you might have a problem with alcohol, there’s no telling what you’re doing to your life—sleep loss could be the least of your problems. Call Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches to get answers. Archstone can help you understand alcohol dependence. Alcoholics from Florida (FL), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), New England, and all over the country travel to sunny Lantana, Florida, to start their road to recovery in a best-rated facility. While there, they can get clean in a safe place with the support they need from doctors, psychologists, and fellow patients. Call Archstone Recovery today to begin your new life.

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