Study Confirms Alcohol's Sleep-Depriving Effects

From the UK’s NHS Choices comes news of a new study on the effects of alcohol on sleep, and secondarily which alcohols produce the worst hangovers.  Since we’re all about better sleep, we’ll focus on the details given about how alcohol will keep you from getting a good night’s rest:

Those that had drunk alcohol the night before had worse performances on cognitive tests that required sustained attention, quick reaction times or speed.

With alcohol, sleep efficiency and the amount of time in REM sleep decreased, while the amount of time that participants stayed awake after waking up increased.

To read more, check out the story here: No escape from the hangover

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