25 Jan '13, 2pm

Does alcohol improve sleep quality in healthy people? Yes and no (but more no), review finds.

Two topics I've written about on numerous occasions are the importance of sleep and the effects of alcohol on recovery . But there has always been a bit of confusion about how, exactly, the two interact. Anecdotally, alcohol is seen as something that helps you sleep, and some research confirms that -- but other research finds that sleep quality can be disrupted. And a lot of the research is on alcoholics or people with other problems, which makes it hard to generalize. There's a new systematic review in the journal Alcohol: Clinical & Experimental Research (press release here ) that apparently consolidates all prior research on the effects of alcohol on sleep in healthy individuals. Sure enough, there's some good and some bad. First the good. Alcohol does indeed reduce sleep latency at all doses -- in other words, you're likely to fall asleep faster after a drink. Moreover...

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