Alcohol and sleep I: effects on normal sleep.

  title={Alcohol and sleep I: effects on normal sleep.},
  author={Irshaad Osman Ebrahim and Colin Michael Shapiro and Adrian John Williams and Peter BC Fenwick},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={37 4},
This review provides a qualitative assessment of all known scientific studies on the impact of alcohol ingestion on nocturnal sleep in healthy volunteers. At all dosages, alcohol causes a reduction in sleep onset latency, a more consolidated first half sleep and an increase in sleep disruption in the second half of sleep. The effects on rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in the first half of sleep appear to be dose related with low and moderate doses showing no clear trend on REM sleep in the first… CONTINUE READING

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