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Does drinking wine before bed help with sleep?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    2 053 03-1 best worst ways get good sleep
    Drinking a glass of wine or other alcohol, will disrupt sleep. Learn more about this in this video with Dr. Oz.


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  • AMichael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    When you're looking for ways to get to sleep, a little wine before bed sounds like a great idea, but for most of us, it backfires. While alcohol is sedating at first, which helps with falling asleep, later in the night it tends to do a 180 and wake you up; in extreme cases, 20 times! Instead of feeling energized and refreshed the next morning, you're bleary-eyed and tired. Alcohol also seems to mess up your most restorative sleep.

    Timing counts. For most people, allowing an hour or two between a drink and bedtime avoids problems. Unlucky ones need a six-hour gap.

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