Are night sweats a sign of alcohol withdrawal?

On January 7, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Alcohol can cause night sweats in some people. Night sweats occur because alcohol can affect the nervous system and how the body regulates and senses body temperature, blood pressure, and heart activity. Night sweats may also result from alcohol withdrawal or alcohol intolerance. For people who already have night sweats,…

How does alcohol affect your sleep?

On May 7, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

A new study assesses the effect of alcohol consumption on the restorative quality of sleep. The findings might make you want to change your drinking — and implicitly, your sleeping — habits. That extra glass of wine could make your sleep less restful and regenerative. The negative health consequences of…

Melatonin and alcohol: Are they safe to mix?

On September 29, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Though many people assume natural sleep supplements, such as melatonin, are always safe, it is essential for anyone who starts taking a supplement to learn about its use, effectiveness, and how to take it safely. Alcohol can cause serious complications when taken with melatonin, especially when an accident is involved….

Pitt research links sleep habits to adolescent drug and alcohol use

On September 21, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. The study, published today in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that…

Sleep changes seen with fetal alcohol exposure partly explain learning and mood problems

On February 26, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Slow-wave sleep – the deeper sleep during which the brain turns each day’s events into permanent memories – is fragmented in adulthood in people exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb. This is according to a study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and…