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  • Avoid Insomnia by avoiding drinking
    By Health Blog on April 30, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    After a rather fun celebrating party in which you’ve partaken in a few cocktails, you might find it difficult to fall asleep. Even though the alcohol has made you a bit tipsy and consequently a little tired, you toss and turn in bed, sleep eluding you.

    The reason behind this type of insomnia is that when we consume alcohol in the hours before bed we may be setting ourselves up for a horrible night’s sleep. The alcohol works as a stimulant and regardless of how tight we close or eyes or how deeply we long for sleep, it doesn’t happen.

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    quit drinking alcohol

    The cure might not be in cutting out the alcohol completely. It might however be in the type of alcohol and also in when and how much you’re drinking.

    If you’ve tied one on right before you need to go to bed, the alcohol might still be strongly in your system. It’s still keeping you awake by stimulating you. If you do fall asleep, often what happens is that you don’t sleep soundly. The effects of the alcohol won’t allow your body to drift into deep sleep, so the result might be that you sleep fitfully, turning and tossing or waking frequently. You wake up in the morning feeling exhausted.

    One of the best ways to avoid alcohol induced insomnia is to either not drink in the evening or choose a drink that works to relax you instead of stimulate you. For some people that might be red or white wine. A glass of wine with dinner is said to relax the body and aid in sleep.

    If you do think that alcohol might be playing a part in your insomnia, keep track of what and when you consume. Once you have that information you can adjust what you are drinking so that you are able to get the best sleep you can, free from insomnia.

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