Drinking a glass of wine before bed to wind down is a common practice for many adults, but you aren’t actually doing yourself the service you think you are. According to WebMD, the effects alcohol has on your sleep are actually numerous, but we’ve narrowed them down for you. Here are three reasons why you should limit that glass of wine
You Skip Deep Sleep
Although wine before bed may put you to sleep faster, alcohol actually shortens your deep sleep and fluctuates your REM cycle keeping you in a lighter sleep longer. This is often why you wake up early after a night of drinking, and why you may still feel tired throughout the day (of course we’ve got you covered if you need a nap).
Wine Needs 3-4 Hours to Clear Your System
Just like anything you put into your body, you need about 3-4 hours before alcohol clears out of your system. This means that any
You Build up a Tolerance
Our bodies are extremely adaptable so the danger you risk with wine before bed is that you will gradually need more wine to feel tired, which of course only makes the effects on your sleep, worse.
What We Recommend Instead…
Rather than a Wine Down routine graduate to a Wind Down routine. First, put all your devices
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