Everything you need to know about a good night’s sleep

Alcohol and Sleep

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Alcohol causes drowsiness. This has led to the popular misconception that it can aid sleep. Up to 20 percent of Americans report using alcohol as a sleep aid. However, alcohol negatively impacts the quality of your sleep, as well as how long you can expect to sleep. Alcohol consumption before bed causes interrupted sleep, due to side effects such as night sweats and disturbed REM sleep.

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Addiction and sleep

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Anyone who’s gone through addiction, or cared for a loved one with addiction, knows firsthand the devastating effects it has on a person’s life. Addiction disrupts all areas of your life, and sleep is no exception.

According to one estimate, individuals with addiction are 5 to 10 times more likely to have comorbid sleep disorders.

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Non-Drug Therapies

Learn about treatments for sleep disorders that don’t involve drugs (prescription or OTC) in our resources listed

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