Alcohol may Actually Hinder a Good Night’s Sleep

by Kathy Jones on  August 16, 2011 at 7:50 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

A new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that instead of aiding in a good night's sleep, drinking alcohol in night instead has a negative effect.
 Alcohol may Actually Hinder a Good Night’s Sleep
Alcohol may Actually Hinder a Good Night’s Sleep

Researchers from the Akita University in Japan conducted the experiment on 10 healthy male university students who were given three different doses of alcohol (none, low and high) at three week intervals.

The researchers found that while alcohol did indeed induce deep sleep for the first half of the night, the students did not sleep soundly for the rest of the night and suffered from insomnia. "Although the first half of sleep after alcohol intake looks good, the result of the assessment shows that drinking leads to insomnia rather than good sleep", lead researcher Dr Yohei Sagawa said.

Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Alcoholic Liver Disease Sleep Disorder : Restless Legs Syndrome Sleep Disorder: Sleepwalking Periodic Limb Movement Disorder REM Behavior Disorder Sleep Disturbances In Women Alcoholism Cannabis Drug Abuse Sleep 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...