Meditation to stop drinking: How alcohol affects your sleep
In a natural cycle of sleep you have six or seven cycles of REM sleep. When you drink, you typically have two. William Porter (August 23 2020)
I used to believe that alcohol helped me sleep, but it really didn’t.
It may have helped me fall asleep. But I would find myself awake a few hours later struggling to get back to sleep.
Alcohol produces a sleep inducing chemical in the brain called adenosine which would make me feel tired.
But once it wears off, the stimulants my body produced to counter the depressant effect of the alcohol kick in giving the “rebound effect”, leaving me awake and not feeling great.
And I would wonder why I was always tired.
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