[tps_title]Myth 2: A nightcap helps you sleep[/tps_title]
So, you suffer from insomnia and decide to take a few glasses of wine, or whiskey, or tequila, or rum – whatever you can get your hands on actually. You can barely walk, or even stand for that matter. All you want to do is head over to Slumber Land right this very moment. Thank goodness for the drinks because you now found the perfect way to deal with insomnia. Wrong! Right now, your body’s still metabolizing the alcohol. When it’s out of your system, your brain is going to give you the scolding you deserve. And man, it’s worse than your mother-in-law on PMS. You don’t get your full 8 hours of sleep and you’re gonna wake up with a throbbing headache. In fact, alcohol also worsens the symptoms attached to sleep apnea. If you’re not getting the sleep you need, you can only imagine what you’re neighbors are going through. Your loud snores could have woken up the entire block. In fact, you may have been your own drunken teenage party.