Even if you get the recommended hours of sleep each night, you won’t wake up feeling refreshed unless you are achieving quality sleep. In order for your body to repair and restore energy, it needs deep, REM sleep. There are three common habits that can impair your ability to achieve REM sleep each night—smoking, drinking alcohol, and consuming caffeine.
This video explains exactly how caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine impair your body’s ability to sleep each night. Both caffeine and nicotine are stimulants, which disrupt your body’s sleep structure. Even though drinking alcohol can help make you sleepy, it prevents your body from achieving REM sleep and can cause you to wake up sooner.
Call (240) 912-4683 to schedule a consultation with Sleep Services of Maryland. We are a Maryland sleep disorder center focused on patient outcomes and delivering the highest care possible.