There’s a common belief that alcohol makes you sleepy. Sadly, for those in the habit of having a cheeky late night tipple, it’s a myth. Alcohol is actually a sleep disrupter.
Studies have show that while having alcohol in your blood stream does induce more deep sleep, it actually gets in the way of the restorative REM sleep that is the most valuable. We’re not saying don’t have a drink (we wouldn’t be that mean) but it’s worth bearing in mind that if you have a big day ahead and want to wake up feel and looking your best, you’d be best to hold off on the wine for a night or two beforehand.