There's a close connection between insomnia and alcohol.
Another study recently confirmed that alcohol isn't the answer when it comes to improving your sleep.
The latest research found that although alcohol can make us fall asleep faster (it even helps send us into a very deep sleep - although that's often associated with more snoring and disrupted breathing), when it comes to the second half of the night it can cause fragmented sleep patterns that leave us feeling less well rested the next day.
If you do drink, it's best to stop at least two hours before going to bed to give the alcohol some time to wear off.
Source: BBC News
Last updated: January 23, 2013