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Why should I avoid drinking alcohol at night?

It can be tempting to decompress at the end of the day with a drink or two. But if you’re worried about your bank account, the ups and downs of the stock market, or the security of your job, then drinking to combat these stressful circumstances is a bad idea. This kind of drinking can lead to dependence. Moreover, alcohol, though it may make you feel temporarily relaxed and sleepy, will actually undermine your sleep. Use exercise, meditation and time with friends and loved ones to provide yourself with relaxation and solace, not alcohol.

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