Nightcaps Make Sleep—and Cognitive Problems—Worse

Far from promoting restful slumber, a drink can cause fitful, poor-quality sleep that impairs brain function.

About 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and new research suggests that sipping a sedating alcoholic drink before bed isn’t going to help. A nightcap may make you feel relaxed and drowsy, but it plays havoc with your sleep. It alters normal sleep cycles in […]

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