This can cause big trouble the next day, impairing function, energy, and mood. So what can you do to get a good night's sleep? Here are 10 tips.
While alcoholic drinks can help lull you into a light sleep, that's not the whole story. Alcohol actually deprives you of REM sleep and deep sleep, the restorative stage of sleep that helps you feel energized the next day. What's more, it's tough to stay asleep once the sleepy effects of the nightcap wear off and the alcohol begins to metabolize and wake your brain.