Although a glass of wine or two in the evening can
help you feel relaxed, it is proven to disrupt the quality of rest
and have negative effects on brain function the following day
according to new research. 


 


Nightcap


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The University of Melbourne
conducted a study on 24 students, with equal numbers of men and
women aged 18 to 21, which showed that non-rapid eye movement sleep
was increased while alcohol "exerted an arousal influence" on the
brain.


 


The experiment, involving tests with
pre-sleep alcohol and a placebo, concluded that the lack of
rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep caused by drinking can also
debilitate a person's functions upon waking and for hours
later.


 


The study was published in
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, and shows that
cognitive functions ,such as memory and processing of information
in the brain, is impacted by drinking the night before. Dr
Nicholas, one of the authors of the study, concludes, "If sleep is
being disrupted regularly by pre-sleep alcohol consumption,
particularly over long periods of time, this could have significant
detrimental effects on daytime well-being and neurocognitive
function such as learning and memory processes."


 


Do you like to have nightcap but
find you aren't sleeping properly? For tips on how to get a good
night's sleep, visit Dr
Nerina's Sleep Toolkit
.


 


Source:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/drinking-alcohol-before-going-to-sleep-reduces-chances-of-feeling-rested-say-researchers-9985198.html