Alcohol doesn't lead to good night's sleep

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 11:00pm

Having a drink before bed to help you fall asleep may have the opposite effect.

In a new study, ten adults were assigned to drink varying amounts of alcohol an hour and a half before they went bed. Their heart rate was measured while they slept.

They found the more alcohol a participant drank, the higher their heart rate during sleep. This leads to symptoms of insomnia, a lack of deep sleep, and difficulty staying asleep.

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