Will alcohol help me sleep better?
Alcohol is a tricky one. One of the initial effects of alcohol is to make us feel sleepy because it is a central nervous system depressant. For this reason some people use it as a quick and easy way to help get to sleep. However, midway through the night, as you withdraw from the alcohol and it gets converted to sugar, you are more prone to wake up. The rest of the night can be very fitful and restless. Poor sleep quality is not something you may even be consciously aware of, but it interferes with the body’s ability to recover and restore itself. To limit the negative effects of alcohol on sleep, restrict your consumption to only a couple of beverages and finish about 3 to 4 hours before bedtime.
Food & Sleep
Sugary foods before bed will cause an insulin spike during sleep, thereby disrupting the sleep
did you know?
Insomnia increases the risk of panic disorder by 20 times
Reference: General Hospital Psychiatry: 19(4):245–250: The Morbidity of Insomnia Uncomplicated by Psychiatric Disorders.Weissman MM, Greenwald S, Nino-Murcia G, Dement WC., 1997