The Sleep Council - alcohol & sleep


ASK THE EXPERT – Trouble sleeping? Find out how your drinking could be stopping you getting a decent night's shut-eye. The Sleep Council is teaming up with talkhealth to offer the community the chance to ask questions and highlight any concerns regarding alcohol and sleep. 

There are around 40% of children and young people across England and Wales currently affected by sleep issues.

The Sleep Council’s 2017 Great British Bedtime Report found more than a quarter of Brits used alcohol as a ‘sleep remedy’. But did you know that even a couple of drinks can actually have a damaging effect on your sleep? And if you regularly go over the recommended 14 units a week, you may wake up most days feeling like you’ve not slept at all.

The clinic will be answering questions on why alcohol isn’t good for sleep, how it impacts on your sleep patterns and what healthier habits you can introduce to relaxing before bedtime, rather than relying on alcohol.

Lisa Artis head of The Sleep Council will be answering questions on Thursday 5th December but the clinic will be open from Monday 2nd December for you to post your questions in advance.

The Sleep Council is an impartial, advisory organisation that promotes the benefits of a good night’s sleep to health and wellbeing. Visit the Sleep Council charity page to find out more.

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