4 Ways Alcohol Messes with Your Sleep
We know that a nightcap—or three—won't help us drift off into a peaceful slumber. But we didn't know exactly why it sets us up for a restless, sweaty, snore-y, anxious night.
It Has You Making Trips to the Bathroom—or Regretting Your Trip to the Pizza Place
Alcohol is a potent diuretic, so those after-dinner cocktails can send you tiptoeing to the restroom several times during the night. And that late-night slice of pizza or order of cheese fries you had in an effort to soak up the booze and prevent a hangover (which, sad to say, doesn't work anyway—the alcohol has long since gone into your bloodstream) can trigger acid reflux
when you lie down, keeping you from falling asleep.