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Alcohol Consumption and Sleep Improvements

Low doses of alcohol (one 360 ml (13 imp fl oz; 12 US fl oz) beer) appear to increase total sleep time and reduce awakening during the night. The sleep-promoting benefits of alcohol dissipate at moderate and higher doses of alcohol. Previous experience with alcohol also influences the extent to which alcohol positively or negatively affects sleep. Under free-choice conditions, in which subjects chose between drinking alcohol or water, inexperienced drinkers were sedated while experienced drinkers were stimulated following alcohol consumption. In insomniacs, moderate doses of alcohol improve sleep maintenance.

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... Low doses of alcohol (one 360 ml (13 imp fl oz 12 US fl oz) beer) are sleep-promoting by increasing total sleep time and reducing awakenings during the night ... The sleep-promoting benefits of alcohol dissipate at moderate and higher doses of alcohol (two 12 oz ... Previous experience with alcohol also determines whether or not alcohol is a "sleep promoter" or "sleep disrupter." Under free-choice conditions, in which subjects chose between drinking alcohol or water ...

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